Giving New Meaning To Leading By Example

Giving New Meaning To Leading By Example

By Rob Starr, Content Manager

The fact that Linda Singh has risen to a position of both prominence and leadership in any single career would qualify her as leader worthy of special notice. Add to that the fact she is both a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army National Guard and a managing director at Accenture Federal Services, two separate careers paths either of which would be challenging enough to take up anyone’s full focus, and her story becomes all the more extraordinary.

However, there’s even more to the story that qualifies with the best Horatio Alger classics. Singh is also a high school dropout and former runaway who served two years in Afghanistan. She recently took some time from her busy schedule which includes work with Accenture’s Military Employee Resource Group and that company’s employee driven African American Employee Resource Group to talk with us at


Not surprisingly because she has one so strong, Singh started our conversation by talking about the foundation that has allowed her to simultaneously reach career heights and give back by way of leadership and direction.