If a leader takes someone where they would otherwise not go on their own— the fact is that most people we label as leaders are just people who talk about leading. On a good day they are administrators. On an average day, they are do-nothings with leadership titles. On a bad day, they are busy saying they are leading while they aren’t actually leading.
Nobody cares how you intend to lead.
When you are a leader you are measured by your results, not your intentions.
Go through your own list of your favorite leaders. They all have great actions tied to their words we quote.
Leaders have a responsibility to lead. They need to say the words that move people. They need to prepare people to go somewhere or do something they are afraid of.
Then they need to take their people there.
Call yourself a leader?
No more excuses. No more coulda done this. Or second-guessing woulda done that. We’ve all failed, but dwelling on the shoulda just makes you sound like a loser.
No more talk. Time for action.