I came across this article this morning which defines leadership and how good leaders achieve success. It made me think of how many people do actually achieve that success and came to the conclusion that only very few do.
So why is that?
Leaders are not self proclaimed, they earn that status from all the people they interact with and will often not even worry about it. It has to be something natural and authentic and cannot be forced.
Therefore either you are a leader or not. But everyone can improve themselves and be better and being self aware and having the ability to continually learn have to be meta qualities of a leader.
Next time you engage with a leader ask yourself are they a leader or not, just being successful does not make you one!
Leadership critical to every company. Workers need someone to look to, learn from and thrive with.