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Leadership Isn't Limited, So Explore Your Leadership Style

Leadership begins with you.

Leadership Isn't Limited, So Explore Your Leadership Style

Have you ever taken the time to Google the word 'leader'?

Well, I can save you some time on your search. The internet will take a simple two-syllable word and breaks it down into several different definitions, along with a few advertisements for classes to become the so-called best world leader. If all it takes is one $50 class to discover the leader in me, sign me up!

But if we all take the exact same class, learn the exact same rules and borders of a leader, aren't we all essentially the same kind of leader? Or at least, in some aspects, just the same person?

Imagine that. All the leaders of the universe following a step-by-step book, one that outlines everything from making regulation rules for trade to denying your neighbor any form of help because as a leader, your rules say you can't.

I imagine that it is not ideal to have one kind of leader in this world. Whether it be a school principal or a president-elect, each form of leadership they offer is unique. I doubt anyone on the day they were born just knew that one day, they would be the best leader the world had to offer and that they knew all the answers. And if that's the case, I'll be the first in line to meet this mastermind individual.

The point ultimately comes to: not one person has the answer to every world problem nor every curveball that comes their way, and that is where the leader lives. It's here that the leader gets to tell their story. It is here where a leader gets the chance to thrive.

Every second a leader is born, and in that same second, a new opinion is born.

Discovering your inner leader never stops. Rather, it begins with figuring out the type of leader you want to be and even sometimes, what you may not want to be.

While there are helpful tips to finding your inner leader, trying to fit into the style of one leader is like shoving my size 8 foot into a size 6 just in the hopes of forcing a fit that is clearly not there.

Discovering the leader in you is the discovery of how you can one day guide yourself and others to a higher purpose. Your leadership style is just waiting to be uncovered.

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