On December 8, our oldest son informed our family of John Glenn's passing. Our youngest then reminded his brothers that he was the one who got to sit on the famous astronaut's lap. One of the best ways to develop leadership potential in youth is to introduce them to great leaders. This could be as simple as an interaction with your boss or pursuing a photo op with a famous leader. These interactions create a comfort level with people of power and often inspire them to emulate the same attitude. The idea that children should be seen and not heard is fading in most families. But it's a step further to provide positive interactions with influential leaders, even going out of your way to make this happen. If the leader balks at the opportunity to meet your kids, then chances are s/he wasn't worth meeting anyway.