Most often we tend to think of the term leading as someone “higher up” in an organization leading people at a lower level of the organization.
Too often we would be right.
True leadership is multi-directional. True leaders lead down, across, and sometimes up. True leaders even lead themselves at times. Because they know that a title or position doesn’t make them a leader they know that they can lead in every direction.
Leadership, at it?s core is influence. If you have the ability to influence others then you have the ability to lead. It doesn’t mean you will be a good leader, it doesn’t mean you will lead with noble intentions, and it doesn’t mean you?ll be successful as a leader. It?s simply means your influence will at least partially shape someone else?s thoughts or actions.
If you’re only leading down it is quite possible that you are counting…
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