One of my favorite author’s today is Robin Sharma. He is a Canadian writer, speaker and inspiration to many around the world. Something currently resonating with me is his belief that we are all leaders, regardless of our job title.
This statement has made me think of what I expect of myself. Leaders are people who have responsibility over others in their organization, and leaders are also the people who show up every day and help those around them learn and grow. Regardless of our title or role in our respective organizations, it is up to us to decide whether we choose to show up as leaders.
I believe we all want to do the best at whatever we do. I also believe it starts from within. How do we see ourselves? Is it in sync with how we want others to see us? Are we living up to our own expectations of ourselves? It is now more important than ever that we all show up as leaders.
Regardless of your current job title, here are three things to consider the next time you question if you are a leader:
- Does my attitude impact the people around me? Am I doing my part to help other people on my team?
- Do other people rely on me to do my job? If yes, am I exceeding their expectations? If not, why not and what can I do to change it?
- Treat yourself and buy one of Robin Sharma’s books (or borrow one from your local library): The Leader with No Title and The Guide to Greatness are great choices.