A true LEADER is more than giving directions, sitting on the throne, or getting paid a higher salary. Being a leader is so much more. A true leader is one that is not afraid to speak up, ability to lead the team from the front or the back, far from afraid of getting in the paint, if needed, and listening to their team or those they're leading. If you are a leader and/or in a leadership role of any sort and find yourself afraid to:
1. Challenge or question the status quo.
2. Give credit to your team members and/or others who may have had contributed a great deal to a change.
3. Make decisions that are not in the safe zone but allow those around you to think beyond their norm.
5. Be wrong
Then, if you found yourself relating to any one of those items mentioned above and/or could think of areas you may be questioning your leadership, then you should take a moment and self reflect where you are. Take a look at your role, the validity of your role, and the people you're leading. Hopefully, this will allow you to self check, seek assistance, and allow yourself to be that great, unafraid leader you wish to be.
The great John Lewis stated, "You cannot be afraid to speak up and speak out for what you believe. You have to have courage, raw courage".
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