Then when the appropriate staff turned up I worked with the co-ordinator to get the kids heading in the right direction (focus groups). In this case leadership was demonstrated through getting the kids (13 and 14 year olds) to focus on something bigger than them and something worthwhile.
Leadership was also displayed by the co-ordinator who made fast decisions, co-ordinated people, got responses and then debriefed at the end. Leadership is best shown in the heat of the moment that at the end of the crisis.
Leadership isn't always demonstrated through big events and world changing actions. Real leadership is displayed when someone has the courage to step into a situation and make a difference.