Spending time at work, with family & friends, and volunteer efforts makes up a big portion of our lives and are often intertwined. We're all busy, but we're never too busy to be a leader. Leaders have an unrelenting desire to look past personal agendas and into the heart of the collective whole - humanity. And since we're all part of the human race, we are all capable of being leaders. So, how do we hone our leadership skills or become the leader we're destined to be?
When we interact with each other through our career, our family & friends, or volunteer efforts, we do it to feel a part of the collective whole. Whether we engage others in-person or through social mediums, our engagements help us grow as people. Leaders realize that none of us are alone, and that everything we do is for each other.
Being Social vs. Being Engaged
Being engaged is a critical component of being a leader, but being socially recognized through our engagements is quite another. It's been said in various ways by various people, but if you're not part of the solution then you're part of the problem. Becoming part of a group with a specific mission and vision is a great first step, but, for a leader, it's not enough. A leader actively participates to make the vision a reality.
Even a leader needs a break every now and again. Since no one is born a leader, and we are all capable of being a leader, we should all strive to carry the torch for the collective whole - humanity. Act well your part.