How do you define a leader?

When you saw that question you may have thought it would be easier to answer by saying what a leader is not.  We could define a leader by using the dictionary.  Or describing qualities of great leaders we've experienced in our lifetime. Or perhaps listing your own traits and personality. 

Fail Fast - a real life story

Startups and established companies using the agile methodology have a mantra - "fail early, fail fast, fail often."  I've been a big champion for failing fast over the years and I even won an "award" at a previous employer for failing during an innovation day.  This weekend, I had my most recent failure moment.