Today is Earth Day. A day when we acknowledge the fragile nature of this incredible gift we have: Mother Earth. It seems a shame we need a day to reinforce the notion that this planet sustains and nurtures us in so many ways, but it does provide a platform for reflection. It also raises the awareness that these gifts we receive so freely, could be quietly slipping away forever. I found myself thinking today about the things I could do to "step it up a notch". I've switched the lightbulbs, we compost, and I happily use "TerraPass" when I travel. So, I'm doing something, right? Then I started thinking about posting today and how the topic of leadership connected to Earth Day. If I tap into my deepest values and dream of a future that includes the best this planet has to offer my children and theirs, I am not doing nearly enough. I am following the suggestions of others, but I am not taking the lead. I got online and googled Earth Day leadership and came across this article from Wisconsin. I was impressed and inspired. Acknowledging the principle of "Leadership is Everyone's Business", we all need to be taking the lead in creating a healthier planet, from whatever corner of the globe we occupy. Going green is good. Leading green is better. If you have ideas on ways to "lead green", please share them here. We are a community that embraces leadership. Let's use that focus provide vision and opportunity for those who share the planet.