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When Leaders Die

When I heard about the passing of Steve Jobs yesterday evening, for some reason it struck a chord of emotion in me in a way that isn’t typical when I learn of the death of someone famous. The emotion I felt when Bill Bright died was more intense (I wept), but there was something similar in my feelings last night. I’m trying to pinpoint what it is, and I think I’ve identified it. When someone dies who has helped shape a generation, there is both a sense of loss and a sense of wonder as to who will step up to fill their shoes. Who will be next in line to take great risks? Who will cast bold vision? Who will winsomely but doggedly change the way millions of people see the world? I guess what I’m saying is that I mourn the loss of leaders.