Leadership is a subject filled with many varying opinions yet, for now, let’s consider the idea of ‘leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others’.
Taking up the responsibility to organize all those elements of our life directly under our control is a form of leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others. It is a way of demonstrating, firstly to ourselves and secondly to others, we are capable of leading.
Once we become accustomed to leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others, the subsequent step of leading others will occur naturally. We shouldn’t be afraid to defend our efforts, especially in the face of those who accuse us of putting our own interests first.
With our own ‘house in order’, we can begin the task of attempting to lead others.
As the issue of leadership is indeed so vast, your input on the idea of leading ourselves before we attempt to lead others would be most welcomed. Accordingly, please don’t hesitate to share your thoughts by leaving a comment below.
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