Leadership – the 3-legged stool

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This is an excerpt from a book I’m reading:

“One thing I’ve learned through the years is that leadership is like a three-legged stool. The first leg is viewing yourself as a leader. The second leg is preparing yourself as a leader. The third leg is stepping up and taking a leadership role when the opportunity presents itself.

When I say you should take on a leadership role “when the opportunity presents itself,” I’m not suggesting you should simply stand by passively, waiting for your opportunity to come along like an old-fashioned streetcar. No, a leader goes out and makes opportunities happen.

Don’t wait to be noticed. Don’t wait for someone to come up to you, jab his finger in your chest, and say, “You’re the leader.” Instead, raise your hand. Raise your voice. Volunteer. Take the bull by the tail and face the situation.

Step up and lead.”

Excerpt From: Pat Williams & Jim Denney. “Leadership Excellence.” Barbour Publishing, Inc., 2012. iBooks.
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Check out this book on the iBookstore: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/leadership-excellence/id496635841?mt=11

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