If you are a person of influence (and you are… even if you don’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 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! Your position does not determine your leadership, it’s how you choose to lead in whatever position you may hold.
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 quietly sit down. It’s time to step up, friend!
The world needs real leaders! It’s time to adopt an ownership mindset – that determines a TRUE leader! Whatever your role in your team, your family, your class or your company, you should take pride in your 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… or SHOULD be.
Today I just want to encourage you to set the tone within 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 ended up somewhere you never thought you would be. I just want to remind you, regardless of the job you may have, to be a leader! Don’t be just another employee who acts ungrateful for their job. That’s the fast-track to a dead-end career. But being an advocate for your team and company will always pay – literally.
If you prioritize the team’s success 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, all working toward a mutual goal! How are you going to step up – and into – leadership today? Let me know in your comments below!
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In great faith
In great faith,
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