Would you consider yourself a leader in the work-place? Now if your answer to this question is “yes” because of the position you hold in the company, I want you to rethink this. Would you still be considered a leader in your line of work without the title or position you hold? Some of you may be able to say, “Yes, I would” but others might not have such an optimistic answer.

Leadership is more of an internal attribute rather than a learned skill. You can teach leadership, but that doesn’t necessarily mean someone is fit to be a leader. I’ve often found that the best leaders are those who have passion for their line of work. They are the individuals who work day in and day out tirelessly to get there work done when it needs to be done. Leaders are those who take ownership over their work, whether it be good or bad. They are the ones who inspire their employees to be the best form of themselves. According to Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, “Leadership is about making others better as a results of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.” This really caught my attention. Leadership isn’t just about who can execute the most projects, or who has the better team. It’s about making others, not just yourself, better along the way. It’s leaving a legacy for those people you’ve mentored along the way to follow. I know by now you’re probably thinking okay, but where do I start? Everyone starts their quest for real, authentic leadership differently, but below I have listed a few phrases that the Huffington Post says you will NEVER hear a leader say!

  1. “Because we’ve always done it that way.”

Leaders do not make excuses or waste time. Instead they try to be innovative thinkers and aren’t afraid to ask the question, “why?”. Don’t be afraid to shake thing sup when it’s needed.

  1. “To tell you the truth…”

There is no need to add the extra padding to a conversation. When hearing this term, people are more likely to questions your ulterior motives. Share the truth 100% of the time, and don’t beat around the bush.

  1. “Not my problem.”

I’m sorry to those of you who don’t like confrontation, but leaders LIKE problems. They are always up for the challenge and are always willing to contribute when needed. They stay humble through their work though. They are always the first to offer a solution, but the last to take credit.

Make sure to check out the full list here!

No matter the way you look at it, leadership isn’t common. It is one of the most uncommon things in this world. So if you haven’t, take a step towards becoming a better leader today! I know your coworkers and employees will thank you for it later when they are following in your footsteps.  Be proactive, be positive, and put your best foot forward!

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