Leadership isn't a popularity contest. In fact, it's more often the ability to confidently pursue the unpopular path for the right reasons. Great leaders clearly define a mission, encouraging people not to follow one man or woman, but a movement.
Captain Paul Watson has been leading that kind of mission for more than 50 years. Not through boardrooms and bureaucracy, but through action. He's not concerned with being liked or welcomed, or even banned from speaking at the U.N. What he is concerned with is the survival of our planet, starting with our oceans. He believes if we're not willing to risk our lives to save the oceans then all of our lives are at risk. Whether you see him as a hero or someone who takes his tactics just a bit too far, it's hard not to see his compassion, his courage, and his leadership. Here's Captain Paul in conversation with Will Travis, founder of Elevation Barn.