Do You Need to Be Famous to Lead?

What’s the relationship between notoriety and leadership? 

That’s the question that might surface for you as you look at the following list of people who have recently been nominated as one of today’s top leaders in our Top Leader Survey.  As you scan the list below, you’ll probably see some names you immediately recognize.  Others will seem vaguely familiar, while others will be completely unknown to you. 

Tony Dungy—John Calipari—Edward Phillip—Chris Alexander—Ken Wilber—Ron Paul—Fred Cuellar—Serena Williams—Bill George—Jessica Watson—Robert Iger—Orrin Woodward—Stephen Harper—Al Gore—Amma—James Parks Morton—Pete Seeger—Gary Cook— Angelina Jolie—Donald Neal Walsh

The one thing that all of these people have in common is that they are a great leader in someone’s eyes.  Who are the leaders in your eyes that no one else might know about?  Let us know by “tweeting” about them.  When you do, you’ll automatically be entered into our survey/raffle for one of two gift baskets of Ken Blanchard’s classic best-sellers and new releases.  To participate using your existing Twitter account, just follow this format

My choice for today’s top leader?  @kenblanchard: John Smith

That will allow us to see your nominee and also enter you into the drawing which will take place on Tuesday. 

If you don’t have a Twitter account yet, just follow the instructions at  It’s easy, fast, fun, and free.

2 thoughts on “Do You Need to Be Famous to Lead?

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  2. You do not have to be famous to be a leader. Famous will get your foot in the door, but you must deliver.

    A leader must have content.

    A leader needs to influence and persuade through their actions. A leader must connect with people but, take action toward the common goal.

    “A life without action is a life without purpose.” R.L.Lane

    R. Lynn Lane
    The Warrior Of Success

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