George H. W. Bush shaved his head this week in support of a two-year-old boy with leukemia. The little boy is the son of a member of his security detail, and the former President noticed several members of his security detail had already shaved their heads, and joined them in this touching show of support.
Leukemia had touched George and Barbara's life years ago. They lost a four-year-old daughter to the disease in 1953.
George Bush isn't a Mason--I've already talked about that here. But as far as leaders go, he's demonstrated time and again he's willing to lead by example. He doesn't just talk the talk, but he's willing to walk the walk. True leadership is about more than just words--it's about actions, and the example you set for others.
George H. W. Bush, in my book, is a great example of leadership by example.
Todd E. Creason is an author and novelist whose work includes the award-winning non-fiction historical series Famous American Freemasons and the novels One Last Shot (2011) and A Shot After Midnight (2012). He's currently working on the third novel Shot to Hell which will be released in Spring 2014.