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  • Writer's pictureCindy Saunders | Leaders Rise

Leaders are everywhere! If you are breathing, you are leading. But, how?

Being a leader isn’t something you take on and off like a coat. Leadership skills and operating from a leadership perspective is something leaders do on and off duty. That’s because the skill sets that make a great leader also make great:

  • Spouses

  • Parents

  • Community partners

  • Volunteers

  • Mentors

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Great leaders don’t go to work and put on their leadership hats only to take them off when they leave. We've seen this demonstrated over and over throughout 2020. Amazing folks, stepping up to whatever challenge is in front of them. Absolutely stunning displays of leading from every angle imaginable.

Great leaders lead in everything they do. They lead by how they -

  • Solve problems

  • Approach conflict

  • Prioritize their schedule

  • Treat people in their lives


  • So.much.more

Great leaders succeed in their leadership because their leadership skills are ingrained in their everyday life. How you see them when they lead is also how you’ll see them when they’re behind closed doors.

In the truest sense, everyone is a leader one way or another. Your title might not officially place you in a leadership role, but you are leading. Whether it’s leading your family, friends, or a small group of people volunteering in the community, you are leading. Taking on a leadership mindset on and off "duty" can help you be a more effective leader that people enthusiastically follow.

It’s important to realize that people are always watching and evaluating one another’s leadership skills and getting behind the people who are leading the way. People feel comfortable with others who are confident, considerate, and consistent in their behavior and their attitude.

Not all leaders want to lead. Some people are placed in situations where they are required to lead despite their preference to blend into the crowd. Leadership is important though, and having the courage to lead…even when you don’t want to…is important too.

Everyone is leading somehow and making things better for others in the process.

The best leaders consistently make those they lead feel empowered and capable of whatever tasks need to be done.

Be aware of the importance of leadership and having a leadership mindset whether you are at work, at home, or in the community.

Be aware of your impact on others and be sure that your leadership style is motivating and encouraging so you aren’t overrunning others or making them feel inadequate.

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