I do not care how good his football season is. I do not care how many new records he may set. Peyton Manning will never have one tenth of the class that Tom Brady has. But apart from that, Brady is a leader. Right there in the thick of things. Both on and off the field. Brady understands the responsibility of leadership. If he were in a different position, like maybe President of the United States, he would know that;
A leader does not lead from behind.
A leader does not lead from the golf course.
A leader does not lead from Air Force One.
A leader does not lead from Martha's Vineyard.
A President leads from the Oval Office.
And he doesn't desecrate history by putting his shoe up on the Resolute Desk.
A leader talks with the opposition.
And he does it with a degree of humility.
A leader brings parties together.
A leader doesn't try to publicly humiliate and insult those he wishes to persuade.
A leader understands that not everyone thinks that he is right.
A leader realizes that being opposed to his ideas does not make people enemies.
A leader realizes that seeking harsh retribution will turn people into enemies.
A leader realizes that he must take public responsibility when things go wrong.
A leader realizes that to do otherwise is unsightly and arrogant.
Maybe there is a leader out there that should ask Tom Brady for lessons in leadership.