People follow people. They don’t follow positions and they certainly don’t follow titles. If you believe that your position or title makes you a leader then you’re making one of the most common leadership mistakes you can make.
Your title or position does not give you the right to lead. You can be promoted to a position of leadership but you can?t be promoted to ?leader.? You must earn the right to lead and that right can only be given by those who would follow you.
Your title or position may buy you some additional time to earn that right but that?s about all it does. To earn the right to lead you must walk your talk and that is easier said than done. As someone in a leadership position you will be watched.
People will watch to see if what you say matches what you do. If it doesn’t…
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