Leading by example is the most powerful position a leader can take. Leadership happens when we recognize leadership is a choice. Leadership does not require position, authority or other forms of control over others. Consider some of the greatest leaders in history, Mahatma Gandhi, Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela. Each of these leaders had a significant impact on their society and governments without having any formal position of authority in those governments. These leaders chose to lead by example, they chose to take the lead, they chose to go out in front and show the way. We can all choose to lead by example and to show the way for others.