When I ask audience members how many leaders are in the room, typically about 20% of the hands go up. I’ll then explain that it was, of course, a trick question. Every hand in the room should go up because everyone is potentially a leader.
One of Southwest Airline’s leadership slogans reminds their leaders that they are “Leaders leading leaders.” Great organizations understand that true leadership has nothing to do with position or power, and everything to do with character and the ability to influence the people around them. There are leaders at every level and in every type of job.