Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Show Up as the Leader That You Are

So here we are. We live in a world where we have the leverage to make things happen, the desire to do work we believe in, and a marketplace that is begging us to be remarkable. And yet, in the middle of these changes, we still get stuck.

Stuck following archaic rules.

Stuck in industries that not only avoid change, but actively fight it.

Stuck in fear of what our boss will say, stuck because we’re afraid we’ll get in trouble.

Most of all, we’re stuck acting like managers or employees, instead of like the leaders we could become. We’re embracing a factory instead of a tribe. (Seth Godin Tribes 10)

Think about how you can show up as a leader in your own life as it is presently constructed. The best leaders lead from below.