This weekend CNN contributor Ronald Martin has written an excellent article about Pope XVI’s resignation.
He writes, “It takes considerable courage for anyone to step away from the power bestowed upon them by a position, as well as the trappings that come with it.”
For Martin, Pope XVI’s resignation was more about courage than anything else. The courage to know when enough was enough and turn away from the power of ones position.
Today’s leaders need to learn for the Pope XVI’s move. Like Martin says, a leaders “final legacy…is defined by how they left a place.”