A Program of The Lee Institute
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Welcome to the American Leadership Forum.

We help build communities of diverse leaders in service of the public good.

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American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a national network of chapters, each dedicated to building stronger communities by joining and strengthening leaders to serve the common good. It enhances leadership by building on the strengths of diversity and by promoting collaborative problem solving within and among communities. Our chapter encompasses Anson, Cabarrus, Chester, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lancaster, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Rowan, Stanly, Union, and York counties.

“Everything We Know About Leadership serves to remind readers of one of the most important lessons I have learned: a true leader has agreed to accept the challenge of leading. Too often what we call leadership is following from the front.”
Annise Parker
Former Mayor, Houston, Texas