The chosen few are the few who chose
To step up to open doors tightly closed
So you call yourself a leader, but what does that mean?
Getting green, turning green, badly running your team?
Sadly killing the dream of hopeful teen?
Madly willing your ideas not even listening?
Does it mean you celebrate on election day
Cause you can add your new position to your resume?
Can you handle criticism when your peers dis’ you?
Cause you don’t care about theirs but only your issue?
Pass the tissue, makes me sad how some leaders let
Power get to their heads, constituents they forget
You’re just a leader in name if you’re just searchin for fame
For acclaim, it’s a shame why some get in the game
Leadership ain’t for the lame, don’t take it in vein
Time to rethink your position understand why you came
See a leader is someone who listens first then speaks
Someone focused on being the change we seek
Someone who understands they represent all people
Don’t get that your leadership will never have a sequel
Do you seek to understand before being understood?
Do you take time to visit other neighborhoods?
A leader builds coalitions, builds community
Builds unity, ain’t subject to impunity
We need real leaders to step up to the plate
To take a swing at racism, other types of hate
To stomp out bullying, help end genocide
Do your best to help others hold their heads with pride
A leader builds a team, can’t do it all by yourself
A leader remembers to practice good health
Cause you’re no good to no one if you’re not good to you
So let me ask you again, is leadership in you?