I sincerely believe leadership goes beyond a title or position. Having one of those only goes so far.
People will follow a titled or positioned leader only so far. Eventually they’ll realize this person is a leader in name only.
This falling away is why you must do more than have a title to be called a leader.
Here’s a few simple things you can do to demonstrate you’re a leader even if you lack the title.
Serve: Great leaders serve. This has been Mark Miller’s philosophy and I buy into it.
Great leaders believe the best way to lead is to help others out. They put the needs of others first and look for places to serve.
Where’s a place you can serve? Why aren’t you?
Demonstrate: A great way to demonstrate leadership is to demonstrate what true leadership looks like.