A true leader is someone who will make a sacrifice so that someone else can gain. This is often a surprising characteristic, yet it is was creates an organization that we all want to be a part of – one where we make sacrifices for others, knowing that they would do the same for you.
“We call them leaders because they take the risk before anyone else does” – Simon Sinek
This inspirational leadership TED Talk by Simon Sinek explains how leadership is a choice, not a rank. Leaders create a safe environment for others and take risks before anyone else does. Leadership is truly not about the numbers, or about criticizing you for your mistakes – it is about creating a place where others feel safe and protected by the leadership of the organization, allowing them to trust and cooperate in order to learn and achieve their goals.
“Leadership is a choice, not a rank” – Simon Sinek