If you are a person of influence (and you are… even if you didn’t realize it), one of your most important skill sets is your leadership! You may work for somebody else right now. Who knows, maybe you aren’t even the “lead” of your team, but that’s not what’s important in this discussion!
Guess what – it doesn’t even matter if you have the “leader” title! You can be a leader in your family. You can be a leader in your school classroom. And especially in your office, you can be a leader even if you aren’t the boss! It is not your position that determines your leadership, it is how you choose to lead in whatever position you are in.
Just as you don’t need to have the title to be a “leader,” being the boss doesn’t automatically mean you’re a leader, either. The problem today is, a lot of people call themselves “leader” when they’re just in it for the title. It’s a label that gets thrown around, abused and overused while the people with great influence are sitting down. It’s time to step-up, friend!
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The world needs real leaders! You need to adopt an ownership mindset – that’s what determines a TRUE leader! Whatever your role is in your team, your family, your class or your company, you should take pride in the results! Make the success of your team the most important part of your job.
Part of creating this frame of mind involves becoming an advocate for your teammates. Every person in the company where you work has a different job description or a different role, but you are all working toward the same goals.
I just want to encourage you today to set the tone in your organization or team. Maybe you’ve made judgments about your coworkers or leaders, but you need to shift your focus. Instead of following the lead, become your own lead.
Start a new mindset in your company, where your team edifies people and works with diligence. Remember, you don’t have control over how others act, but you do have control over your own actions and mindset. People in your circle of influence, including those in charge of promotions, hiring and maybe bonuses, WILL take note of it!
I know having a job in today’s economy is a blessing of its own, but it usually means you have ended up somewhere you never thought you would be. I just want to remind you that regardless of the job you may have, to be a leader! Don’t be just another employee who acts ungrateful for their job. That is the fast-track to a dead-end career. But being an advocate for your team and company will always pay – literally.
If you put the success of the team as your main goal, you will also see great success in your personal and business relationships. Think of your friends and family as a team working toward a mutual goal! How are you going to step up into leadership today? Let me know in your comments below and be sure to Share today’s message. True leadership isn’t about just being in the spotlight or having the title! Encourage those around you to step-up as well.
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In great faith,
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