In “Generation to Generation,” Friedman gives this definition of a leader: “A self- defined person with a non-anxious presence.”

I understand “self-defined,” to a person who has a clear sense of her unique calling from God and is living in alignment with that calling.

It’s not enough to intellectually embrace who you’re called to be and the unique difference you’ve been prepared to make [Ephesians 2:10] if you live as if you were someone else.

So many, in my estimation, live with a puny, self-consuming purpose. A purpose like to feel loved, to be happy, or to feel good about myself. Please!

-Kirk Kirlin, Leadership Courage