The other day, I was reading a Facebook post praising a mentor of mine. I agreed wholeheartedly with the post and wanted to add my two cents. I began to compose a comment saying how I learned more from watching what he did than from what he told me to do. And it hit me…..a leader is someone who models behavior that people follow. And it hit me again…..I am a leader.
You see, my definition of leader was narrow. To me, a leader was a person who had been to a place or achieved a goal he was leading people to. The old “I’ve been to the top of Mt. Everest so I know the terrain and can lead you there” definition. Since I have goals I have not achieved, I didn’t see myself as a leader. After all, what “terrain” did I know? Why would people follow me down a road I know nothing about? Continue reading “Leadership Defined”