A perinial question on my mind. I can lead (with a conviction) or can I lead (with a question). I would submit that every one of us can do both.
I can lead – in every way. One does not have to have direct reports to be a leader. One can lead at home, on streets, and every where. At home if one is father or mother, brother or sister, or for that matter a relative. As a parent you lead by example, you lead your kids to better life and propsperity. As a brother or sister you lead your sibling (even though you may not be elder) by engaging sometimes even unknowingly. On the streets, a simple act of picking up litter (or rather not dropping litter non-challantly) is also an act of leader.
Can I lead? I may not want to be leader but all of us are leaders in our own way. Some lead consciously and some “unconsciously”. I define unconsciously in this case as involuntarily and unknowingly. I know that for some people leadership is an involved process whereas for some it is in every day way of life.
Which one are you?
Do drop in comments on your everyday leadership.