When delivering our team development training programs one of the areas of focus is on individual leadership and influence. The premise is that if you think of yourself as a leader you will do things differently than if you think of yourself as a follower. Leaders are proactive and get things done, while followers wait to be told what to do. The goal is to develop a team of leaders. I am often asked by participants what they can do because they are not in a position of power and have no influence over the team or organization. I reply that leadership is an ACTION not a position. Everyone can be a leader and small things can make a big difference.
A definition of leadership is one who has influence over others. We all have influence over others whether we know it or not. One person can change a team, a department or a company and it does not need to be the CEO. Anyone can do it.
Make a stand and be the person to create the team everyone wants to be on.
As Martin Luther King Jr once said “if not you…who, if not now…when“.
Check out this video that demonstrates how one person can make a difference.
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