I would suspect that most readers of this article probably were involved in some leadership activities in high school and college. Perhaps it was secretary of student government or co-captain of the swim team, or maybe you were a nerd like me and captained the math club. Regardless, we were involved – involved in the processes and decisions that governed our interests.

As we got busier and life showed its unpredictability, most of us lost the time to take on those formal leadership roles, but I have a suspicion that most of us never lost the desire to help make decisions that affect us.

Think about your neighborhoods, your kids' schools, your religious organizations, and your medical groups. I'm certain you've all exerted some opinions and influence to enact changes. The only difference between what you do now and what you did then is a formal title, but the net...

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