Do you choose to be a leader? As managers, business owners, and employees, we have a choice of what we bring to the table every day. Whether you’re a CEO or the employee that empties the trash, you have the choice to be a leader.
Internationally recognized leadership expert, speaker, and author John Maxwell once stated, “Leadership is influence – nothing more, nothing less.”
History is full of good leaders, but some of those leaders who were good at influencing their audience have led their countries or companies towards destructive and unethical actions. I define a good leader as someone who influences those around them and encourages behavior that aligns with positive and ethical goals. A true leader in an organization recognizes when behavior is outside of the organization’s goals or professional boundaries, and uses their “sphere of influence” to encourage those around them towards positive change. (more…)