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Students at Darton College got a lesson in leadership from a community leader today.

Albany City Commissioner Christopher Pike talked with more than a dozen students in the Developmental Leadership Workshop sponsored by Darton College Extraordinary Men of Distinction.

They hope to teach students the importance of finishing their degrees and why it's important to get involved in the community.

Pike told the students anyone can be a leader if they learn the right skills.

"Having good leadership skills expands opportunities for you it's not just about being a leader or getting a good job it's about also investing in your community and just being a responsible person," said Albany City Commissioner Christopher Pike.

 Pike explained to students being a leader is always easy and spoke about his decision to go against the community's wishes to vote for a controversial liquor store in East Albany because it might keep the city from a lawsuit.