So, what is your title? Are you a manager or a leader? Before you jump on the “I’m a leader bandwagon”, it's time to really think about it.
You might be suffering from Leadership Delusion. It’s fairly common in this industry. We have a lot of preconceived notions about what a leader really is.
When you look up the definition of what leadership is and it’s a little vague: "The action of leading a group of people or an organization" or "the state or position of being a leader."
That being said it seems that leadership is classified as a noun when in reality it should be a verb.
Leadership is an act.
It’s a responsibility.
True leadership is not what you do, it’s who you are.
So let’s take a few to look at some of the common misconceptions that most managers have about leadership.
1. Saying You’re a Leader Makes You a Leader
Just because your business card says your a leader or the boss doesn’t mean you are in the eyes of your staff. In fact, most probably joke and call you the “boss”. It doesn’t take much to walk around talking down to the staff and acting like you are the greatest thing since sliced bread.
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