What is leadership? Is it a title? The position you hold in your organisation? Is it what you do, or say? Is it how you behave? In the context of your company, is it whether your team and customers will follow you?
As you grow your team and company, keep in mind what kind of leader you want to be, and then make sure you’re consistent. Above all else, leaders are consistent.
“Leadership is a choice, not a position.”
Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
“Leadership is a choice. It is not a rank. I know many people at the senior most levels of organisations who are absolutely not leaders. They are authorities, and we do what they say because they have authority over us, but we would not follow them.
“And I know many people who are at the bottoms of organisations who have no authority and they are absolutely leaders, and this is because they have chosen to look after the person to the left of them, and they have chosen to look after the person to the right of them. This is what a leader is.”
Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why
“The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.”
John Maxwell, author of The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership