“Leader” isn’t a title, it’s who you are. Because someone has a big title such CEO or VP, doesn’t make them a leader. You may have no choice but to do what the CEO says, as you report to them, but it doesn’t mean you consider them a leader. They may have a position of authority, but absolutely no leadership skills whatsoever.

As Benjamin Hooks, the former Director of the NAACP said, “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a walk.”

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