If Leaders were born
If Leaders were born, the rest of us could give up. They aren’t born! That myth is just one way those with ‘power’ keep it for themselves. Let me tell you, that Leaders are NOT born, they are nurtured and made. So that’s to say the new leader on the block can be YOU.
In YOUR image
Once and for all let’s get rid of the idea that you have to be particularly charismatic, extrovert or the life and soul of the party to be a good Leader. If you are managing people, you will, to some extent already be a Leader. How much you can lead will depend on the nature of your role for sure, but one way or another you are already leading.
Create the vision and they will follow
People are hungry for good leadership in every walk of life. Most of us are just waiting for someone to put their stake in the ground, talk from the heart, and lead us. Take the leap and take the lead. In the work place, you already have ‘followers’, what is needed is your leadership vision. Lead by your good example, trust yourself so your staff can trust you too. If you need ideas on how to do this, here’s a link to an earlier post.
A quick puzzle for you
Most people who have staff reporting to them are comfortable thinking of themselves as ‘managers’ but not as ‘leaders’. Why is this do you think?
Leave a quick reply in the box below and let’s open the debate 🙂