Anyone can lead.
When I say this, I am not suggesting that everyone in this moment has the capabilities to be THE leader of an organization or cause. What I am suggesting is that anyone can provide leadership that can move forward a possibility that matters to them.
Said another way…
[Tweet “Anyone can commit an act of leadership by speaking or standing up for something they care about.”]
This is what I mean when I say anyone can lead, and what I believe everyday leadership looks like.
Now while I believe anyone can lead, I realize that not everyone believes this to be true. Unfortunately, many think this is valid in concept but does not apply to them.
There are 3 fundamental prerequisites to being a leader. They are:
I will make a difference.
Everyone is capable of fulfilling all three of these prerequisites. Consider that when you can authentically declare these 3 statements, then you are ready to lead.
So ask yourself or someone you want to empower to lead the following 3 questions:
1. Do you care: What do you care about that is bigger than you and your personal concerns?
2. Do you matter: Do you believe that you have something of value to contribute to that which you care most about?
3. Will you make a difference: Are you willing to take a stand that you will act to make a difference, in what and for whom you care most about?
Anyone can lead. The question is have you done the work to satisfy the prerequisites to be a leader?
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