Are You Ready to Lead?

#MondayMotivation Quick Read 

“Leadership is also a mindset-you’ve either decided that you are leadership-ready, or you decided that you are willing to be led and have someone else control your destiny” Author – Margaret Spence.

 Last week was pretty busy for most, I planned on doing a lot of work to get ready for some things I would like to roll out in December, instead, I spent a lot of the time on the couch watching television, tweeting, and occasionally reading a book. One book being the one I read the quote above out of – Leadership Self-Transformation: 52 Career-Defining Questions Every High-Achieving Woman Must Answer by Margaret Spence. 

Then it hit me like a rock on Sunday afternoon that I had to go back to work today … (insert face palm). I had to get back in the mindset of the person in charge, not just of my couch life, but my work life as well.

Leadership can be defined in various ways by people at the top, but you need to define what leadership means to you. 

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Being a leader might look good on your resume and in network settings, but what does it mean and how have you shown leadership in your life? What will the people you lead say behind your back when they think you’re not listening? What will the customers say about your ability to take charge and handled situations when they were in a bind? Being a leader isn’t about having lunch meetings and taking phone calls. Being a good leader is taking the time to continue working, learning, and advancing in your life. It is not only providing direction but showing action for those who should be following you

So, while you get back into the groove at work or when you’re deciding what the rest of 2018 will bring and how to move forward in 2019, take the time to write down what you believe leadership to be and how you will execute that meaning in your professional and personal life. We have to start somewhere if we want to make a change and there is no need to wait for 2019, we are doing it right now.

You can’t be ready to lead if you’re not ready to do the work. 

Until Next Time … #HRJazzy  


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