How many leaders do you know that talk and talk, but never get around to doing anything?? “Too many” is the typical answer. Distinguished Leaders are diametric opposites: they talk to prepare others to take action, then they lead with strategic actions. Action in and of itself is not effective; Strategic Action is what effective leaders strive for. Action is not about running around in circles looking busy and in charge; it is about doing what is necessary to make a difference in the lives of others. Distinguished Leaders are action-oriented.