One unexpected learning in the fallout of COVID-19 has been the insight into leadership offered by so many varied responses to the crisis. Various institutions and their leaders responded differently. Companies, colleges, and communities have acted in ways both admirable and deplorable. Rather than call out the terrible - after all, you have the internet and can find them easily enough - below I've shared a learning about leadership connected to a powerful, positive example of commendable leadership.
In calling these "leaders worth following," I mean to say at least two things. One, there are people who claim to be leaders that aren't worth following. That doesn't mean they have no worth or integrity. It does mean that there are people in the world who claim leadership who aren't actually suitable leaders. Following such people is unnecessarily risky. Relatedly, we all choose to follow someone or something. Simply put, you should make this choice wisely, because yotoo have integrity and worth. You shouldn't waste your energy following leaders whose selfishness or foolishness endangers you or the people you're called to serve.
Simultaneously a sinner and a saint.