Leadership isn’t a title or a position; it is a disposition.
If you can dream to change the world and pay for it with everything you have, you are a leader.
There is a seed of leadership in each of us. We can choose to germinate that seed and plant it in fertile soil where it gets enough sunlight and water.
We don’t have to wait for someone to promote us to leadership. We don’t have to wait for our organizations to build us. We can do it ourselves.
Of course, we ought to find that organization or community that will support us and make us thrive. Choose your company. Pick one that will make you grow and be too happy to stay.
I am saying this because every organization has a leadership development program.
Even those organizations that do not provide leadership training for employees. They develop leaders through everyday practice. And if the environment is unfavorable, it might become difficult for you to bear fruit.
I will talk more about leadership development in detail later.
My point is that you, the individual leader, can define for yourself the kind of change you want. You can grow your leadership. And you can put yourself in a position where you can thrive.