Regardless of how old you are, you can always step into the role of a leader. Doing so requires you to prepare for leadership.
Many people will overlook these steps and hop right into the role. Often ending in disaster, for the leader and, sometimes, for the organization they’re leading.
This is why it’s important young leaders prepare for the role of leadership. When you do, your leadership becomes magical.
Abraham Lincoln once famously said
Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
Lincoln, a great president knew there was a correlation between preparation and success. And he was willing to go to great lengths to prepare.
So, as a leader or emerging leader, why wouldn’t you want to prepare for your role as a leader.