Leadership can happen anywhere & start with anyone.
Leadership is the work of listening & empowering others to work together to make a positive change. And, the journey towards authentic leadership begins with discovering where you stand and what fuels your passion and growth.
Along your journey, the work of leadership is learning –
- to listen and flex,
- to span boundaries with mutual respect, and
- to create trusting relationships that support collaboration.
Leadership is different than authority or management. You’d think people would get that by now, but … look around. Too often, authority (the power to enforce or control) and management (the oversight of resources) are confused with leadership.
Do you need authority to lead? No. Do you need good management skills to lead? Eventually.
But the only pre-req for leading, from where you are right now, is your willingness to listen and learn with (and from) others, because leadership is about empowering people.