Am I a Leader?

Leadership…when you hear this word, what comes to mind?

Is it power, position, success, financial security, fame?

What names and faces do you picture as your hear the word leader?

Or maybe this term is so foreign and void of context in your life that if you were absolutely honest, not much comes to mind…

Do you ever look at yourself in the mirror and think, “I AM A LEADER, I AM AN INFLUENCER”? Most of us would probably say no.

You see, the original notion of leadership has been hijacked and reshaped into an exclusive, human-defined image of success that can be achieved only by a lucky few. In reality, however, leadership is nothing more and nothing less than simple influence. And influence is not reserved for the chosen few; it’s part of each of our life stories, whether we realize it or not. So the real question is not whether you are a leader, but whether you embrace your influence opportunities or ignore them.

Pause and reflect for a moment on the question below:

Q: On a scale 1 to 5 (1=I’m not a leader and 5=I’m a leader) how would you rate yourself right at this moment?