A recent blog post by The Mojo Company reminds us that You’re the Leader We Need.
I used to work for a management consulting company that had four core values, one of which was “Lead.” Our president, Mike Nigro, explained to us that everybody was a leader because even the most junior project team member was there to help our clients understand their problems, options, and recommend solutions. Our actions also provided an example for our clients and team members. While our clients (and supervisors) might want the right to make decisions, decision-making is not the hallmark of a leader. Influencing those who will make decisions is what leadership is all about.
As the Mojo article reminds us, we don’t need to be charismatic or outgoing to be a leader. Rather, leaders are people who can do the hard work of being an example and working to grow the team. People willing to change and grow.
All of this is part and parcel of what my mentor John Maxwell shares in his book The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership.
Are you willing to be an example? To change and grow? Your organization, your team needs you to. You can lead at some level. Will you?
You’re the Leader We Need at The Mojo Company