Many Kinds of Leadership

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This is an excellent article on the recent awarding of the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize to two people, Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi. The article points out the reality of different forms of leadership. Malala's courage, heroism and determination were  just the qualities needed to bring attention to the rights of girls to be educated.

For decades, Satyarthi has worked to fight the forced slavery of children. His efforts are less known but more like the leaders I know who work tirelessly for justice and understanding on behalf of disenfranchised people. As a role model, Satyarthi may be recognizable to the many people taking on such a challenge.

Here's a great quote by author Frida Ghitis: Satyarthi's life is a reminder that there is a potential hero hiding within every human being. And it underscores how as individuals we don't have to accept the wrongs we see in the world as if they were inescapable and unchangeable. 

Peace Prize winners' message on heroism