Leadership Role Models for Our Children

December 10, 2014 4:14 PM

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My son Luca's fifth grade class is studying "great world leaders" and those characteristics and traits that contribute to an effective leader. They discussed attributes like integrity, honesty, fortitude and diplomacy. One of their assignments was to choose a leader from any field, research and discover the leadership qualities in that individual, and then write about them.

His teachers asked parents to volunteer to participate in a schoolroom panel to discuss leadership values in various walks of life. I offered to share my experiences as chief of plastic surgery at two NYC hospitals for some 20 years. I am glad I did, because I learned a lot myself! Parents from vari...

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