Leadership Emerges: Easy Steps to Find the Leader in You | #PeopleSkills

Do you think of yourself as a leader? No? Really? What if it’s sitting inside of you waiting to come out? Your leadership emerges when you become aware of where it is within you.

Many would tell you to picture yourself as a leader. Although this works for some, it often stifles others as they envision leaders they know and they don’t see themselves. Here is another approach that works for most people. Try this alternative to find how leadership emerges from you.

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Leadership Emerges With These Easy Steps

Picture yourself doing something positive that others around you don’t do. What would happen if you did it? Could it create a wave or a movement? Your leadership emerges from your positive actions even when you aren’t the official leader.

Easy Steps to Finding the Leader in You

  • Picture a setting like work or your personal life.
    What unique positive actions would you like to initiate?

  • List the habits you’d be willing to break that would lead yourself in a new direction? This could inspire/lead others in the same direction.

  • Picture yourself bucking a trend to explore the less popular. What would you discover? How could your discovery help others to explore new roads?

  • List the behaviors you would want to see in your leaders. How can you live those behaviors now? Check this list of what respected well-liked leaders often do.

You can find the leader in you when you break your patterns. Do this enough and you will lead moments of change with others. Whether you become the official leader of a team is not the point. Your leadership emerges as your passion or insight for a change shines through. When you practice leading change in your own life, your leadership emerges to help others at critical points.

What have you already discovered about the leader in you?

From my professional experience to your success,
Kate Nasser, The People Skills Coach™

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5 Responses to “Leadership Emerges: Easy Steps to Find the Leader in You | #PeopleSkills”

  1. Alli Polin says:

    Years ago I was brought into coach someone who the company wanted to promote, but they declined. They said, “I’m not a leader.” They didn’t see it within them. We talked a lot about what they were afraid would change if they formally took on a position of “leader.” What was clear was that they were already a leader and their title had little to do with it. He had to break the habit of seeing himself in a particular box. Once he formed a new picture, he stepped forward with confidence and courage.

    Love how all of your questions here are not only about what a change would mean for you… but how it would impact and support others. That’s what leadership is all about.


    • Kate Nasser says:

      Very interesting Alli. A company who saw leadership in someone before that someone did. So often we think that it’s the titled leaders who don’t see it in their staff and here you give a first-hand account of the other view.

      When titled leaders and team members/staff think about leadership in the ways I outlined here, the whole organization moves forward.


  2. Khalid says:

    Hi Kate,

    Well said.

    I liked your questions which make one stop and think.

    I have been a brand champion for my company’s rebranding initiative and I was asked yesterday to speak on behalf of my fellow brand champions in the appreciation ceremony in front of management. There were around 40 people in that room. I didn’t see myself as a leader but through your questions in this post, oh dam yes I was 🙂 I was representing the group’s effort during the past few months.

    Thank you for the enlightenment Kate.


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