You must take your turn at being a follower until you are ready to lead. So, until that time, you follow by listening to others, doing as they do, leaning on their wisdom and experience.
Then the times comes for you to assume leadership. This is the point when you have heard most of what the others have to say, and received most of what the others have to give. By applying those principles and practices in your daily life, you have become ready to take on a different role.
There will always be people who are just becoming aware of themselves. They will come to you to look for comfort, direction, challenge and wisdom. They give you a chance to share the gifts you have received.
The quality of the leadership you have to offer is entirely dependent on your willingness and ability to take responsibility when the times comes.
Today, assess what you know, and do not loose the opportunity to share what you have learned.
Of Lolly’s many awards and accolades, Lolly was designated a Top-50 Leadership and Management Expert by Inc. magazine. Huffington Post honored Lolly with the title of The Most Inspiring Woman in the World. Her writing has appeared in HBR, Inc.com, Fast Company (Ask The Expert), Huffington Post, and Psychology Today, and others. Her newest book, The Leadership Gap: What Gets Between You and Your Greatness has become a national bestseller.