A leader is a mentor, a visionary, a guide, a supporter, and a communicator. A leader sets clear expectations and assures resources to achieve them. A leader is real, authentic, committed to the growth of the organization and to the growth of those within the organization. A leader understands the value of diverse perspectives, and in the powerful synergy of collaboration and of teams. A leader is respectful of others and committed to their well-being. A leader looks to the future and learns from the past. Leaders create, embrace, and celebrate change.