Everyday leadership

For a couple of years now, I have been on a mission to learn everything there is to know about leadership.  I have so many questions, what makes a great leader, can leadership be learnt, are there born leaders or not, what is the most effective way to become a great leader and many more.  These questions have been the basis for a lot of complex study and robust discussion amongst some of the greatest minds in the world, so who am I to offer a simple solution.

Part of my daily ritual is to watch a TED talk, today I have stumbled across one of the best.  In 6 minutes Drew Dudley breaks down leadership into very simple terms and puts the thought out there that we have made leadership such a big deal that someone literally needs to change the world to be considered a great leader, when in fact we all have leadership moments.

What have you done today to help someone obtain a goal, what advice have you given to someone who needed a new perspective, what olive branch have you extended to resolve a situation, what random act of kindness have you done that will make a difference in someones life?  All of these moments are leadership moments, perhaps we really need to give ourselves a pat on the back for the small things that we do each day that may have a massive impact on others that really are the work of leaders.

Drew Dudley’s TED talk is funny, interesting and packs a punch enjoy this 6 minutes. http://goo.gl/qyzhMS