Be a Leader Regardless of Title: Service is a Choice

Be a Leader Regardless of Title: Service is a Choice

Yesterday, in preparation for a future speaking engagement, I phoned the organizer to get some clarification on who would be in my audience. He said something that gave me pause when he offered that the group I was speaking to “were mostly not leadership types.”

His intention was not to be mean-spirited, more of a casual toss of an opinion. The specific roles this audience held were not necessarily deemed as leadership ones in that organization, simple enough. But that by no means discards them as being potential leaders or leaders amongst their inner circles.

Every person can lead. We already do in our own lives, our starting point is self-leadership:

Some of Your Biggest Problems Can Be Solved by Doing What You Already Know

Some of Your Biggest Problems Can Be Solved by Doing What You Already Know

Some of Your Biggest Problems Can Be Solved by Doing What You Already Know

There’s nothing wrong with low hanging fruit (especially when the tree is tall).

Low hanging fruit is important whether you are newly navigating your way through your leadership role and still developing your style, or when you’ve become a seasoned pro, looking to reach new levels in your career…nourishment is nourishment (stay with me here).

People tend to either scoff at low hanging fruit or reduce it to that of a too-easy win.

Leadership Gems from 'The Pixar Story' (& Their Recipe of Building Trust)

Leadership Gems from 'The Pixar Story' (& Their Recipe of Building Trust)

Like any pioneer, Pixar struggled. Those able to tap into their superpowers are those able to transcend the rules. I watched The Pixar Story on Netflix this weekend. I looked forward to a unique story of this adorable powerhouse (I mean, that lamp). And the documentary delivered on that. The surprise came as I watched how Pixar became a lauded innovator.