The world really does need leaders. They are people who don't wait to be told what to do. Today a short documentary called The Jazz Ticket was released on PBS's POV website. It is the second documentary listed and tells the story of an inspiring teacher named Vincent Womack. Here is a quote from the documentary:
I just immersed myself into this position, whole heart and soul. At some point I began to get the ultimate return from these students, from the parents, and from the community, that I think I've been looking for ...so here I am.
-Vincent Womack, Music Director, James A. Foshay Learning Center
The story confirms that the leadership process works. Mr Womack imagined what might happen if he put his heart and soul into his work. He didn't wait for support from students and parents. He just started to share his passion for music and pushed himself to "be valuable" and expects his students to "be valuable." He doesn't shy away from making mistakes. When you watch the video you will see the impact of his leadership on student Donovan Brown. I know I will be thinking of Donovan on February 22nd when he auditions at Berklee College of Music.