What is a leader?

I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “leader” I often think it as synonymous to the word “boss“. However, as I gain more and more leadership experience, I am starting to realize that this may not always be the case. A leader doesn’t always = boss, and an organization may not always have N=1  leader.

I find this article very accurately trumps many of the misconceptions of how a leader is defined and highly encourage everyone to not be afraid to be a leader TODAY. It doesn’t matter whether you are at the very bottom of the organizational chart or the very top, everyone has the ability to display leadership qualities!