How to Lead without Any Obvious Power

Photo by Riccardo Annandale

We keep on expecting for someone to tell us ‘lead me’ along the way. That doesn’t just happen. To become a leader in status you have to be a leader inside. And good new, being a leader inside is something you can grow towards.

How to grow your leadership skills?

  1. Seek advise from people whose leadership you admire.
  2. Be supportive and positive towards all people, even if you don’t have any responsibility towards them.
  3. Distinguish between between exemplary leadership and learn what to stay away from.
  4. Learn leadership techniques that work on you and make you feel good about yourself. Chances are they work similarly on other people.
  5. Don’t wait for the job to come before you start caring about people. You’ll get positive reactions from people instantly if you treat them with kindness and respect.

Become a leader first and then opportunity will come your way.