There may be a dearth of leadership in our national life, but there are still great leaders abroad in the land.
More than half of Americans56 percentsay they're not proud of the country's leaders, according to the second annual poll on leadership conducted for U.S. News and Harvard University's Center for Public Leadership.
Kudos to these men and women who change the world by leading with honor.
The honorees were selected by a committee of government, community, and private-sector leaders convened by the center.
If ever there was a time when America needs leaders, it's now.
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