One of my mentors, Dr. Adam Pearlman the Founder and Director of the Leadership Program in Integrative Healthcare at Duke University, reminded me that leadership is not something some people do sometimes, rather it is something we are, all of the time.
If you have a sphere of influence, and you do, you are a leader – whether you have ever conceptualized yourself as one, or not.
If you own a business, if you are an employer, if you represent a business in the capacity of receptionist, sales clerk, sales manager, technician, etc., you are a leader. You have the ability to influence clients, prospective clients, team members, etc., and that makes you a leader.
Leadership does not stay at work. Leadership comes home with you. Consider, how do you lead your family? How are you showing up for your mate? Your kids? Your community? What about the people around you in that traffic jam? Are you congruent in the way you lead at work and the way you lead at home?