Leadership has always fascinated me. Leadership isn’t not about authority or titles, but about the ability to inspire people and teams to do more than they believe they can.
It’s like conducting a symphony, where every instrument plays its part in creating a sound that is more than the sum of its parts. My belief is that people can’t be pressed into following a leader for long, their trust must be earned through consistency in the long-term.
Being a leader isn’t just about holding a title. That’s implied authority. Leadership is about setting a path worth following, about being the person your team can rely on. It’s about showing up when it matters most, being the first to take responsibility, and the last to take credit.
So, if you’re in a leadership role, I’d encourage you to ask yourself: Are you inspiring your team? Are you painting a vision of a brighter future, one that’s worth working towards? Are you providing the support and guidance needed to overcome obstacles and nurture growth?
Remember, leadership isn’t a destination; it’s a continuous journey of growth and learning. The best leaders are often also the best learners, keen to take feedback, and constantly seeking ways to improve themselves and the teams they lead.