Have you ever heard the Japanese expression 'the stick-out nail gets hammered down'? Asian Americans are taught not to put themselves forward--not to stick out. But the Western concept of leadership is all about stepping up and standing apart from the group. Is that appropriate for Asian Americans? Further, how might we lead out of our own cultural strengths rather than being pressed into the Western mold? Paul Tokunaga has been a leader in Asian American, white and multiethnic contexts for many years. He has been active in ministry and in the community. In this book he offers lessons from his own rich experience, with surprising transparency, regarding both his success and his failures. Many of us aren't sure whether we can or should lead. We are waiting for someone to ask. Or we are just beginning to take on new roles and responsibilities at church, at work or in the community. If you fall into that groups, here is your invitation to lead. You have something unique to offer.