I admire strong, soft women in leadership. I admire those that are in positions of leadership because of the relationships that have forged the path to their success. They don't have the masters, or doctorate degree but anyone would line up to be under their direction or mentorship because of who they are and how they have empowered others to raise the bar.
Relationships survive the test of time. The imprint of one life on another - because of influence.
It is of utmost importance when you are in a place of transition, the "in-between" time in your life to realize that the position you now have - unemployed, is not a representation of you as a leader. You have relationships past and present that were bonded by your influence as a leader not because of your role in an organization or church or workplace. I believe that the DNA of influence is in "being" versus "doing". It makes a huge difference in how we view transitions in life and how we lead.
Perhaps you should start evaluating how you lead and whether or not is by position or influence. One will past the test of time, the other will soon be forgotten when you walk out the door. Make a lasting impression on the lives of those you lead....but only if you do so by influence not position. How did you lead today