How to Be a Leader Without the Title

Leadership is not a title given to you. It’s a mindset.

Leaders are problem solvers.

They see a problem and they decide they want to change it, and they motivate people around them to go with them to solve the problem.

When people complain about not having the opportunity to lead – what they’re really saying is that they don’t want to lead.

If they’re complaining about a problem they see instead of stepping up and doing something to solve it, then why would they want to be in a position where their job is to solve problems every day?

If you’re complaining about not being a leader, that’s exactly why you’re not a leader.

Leaders understand that complaining doesn’t help anyone, so they get right to the business of solving the problem.

In order to lead, step out in front of problems and lead the way to a solution instead of complaining.

I’ve never met a successful leader who spent their time complaining.

We all have negative moments, but the only difference between leaders and followers is that leaders decide that they’re going to actually solve the problem instead of just complaining about it.

But here’s the important part:

The leader does NOT always solve the problems themselves. Actually, they rarely do.

Good leadership is empowering your team to win.

It’s building them up so they can go with you in the direction you’ve agreed that the family is going.

But you can’t do any of that if you’re complaining.

While you’re sitting around complaining, everyone else is waiting for someone to lead them in solving the problems they’re facing.

And taking the hard approach to addressing problems rather than wallowing in them is what will make all the difference.