Everyday Leadership

In a TedTalk by Drew Dudley, he starts by asking the question, “How many of you are completely comfortable with calling yourselves a leader?” He says there are many that do not raise their hands. He talks about people thinking it would make them seem cocky or arrogant and aren’t comfortable with the title. Maybe we don’t feel like we deserve it.

He goes on to tell a story of someone who had met him earlier and had interactions with that he couldn’t remember. This person said he was important in her life because of the situation. His point was for us to ask ourselves how many times do we do something we think is trivial but that it could have some impact on someone else. We let people better our lives without them ever even knowing it.

He quotes Marianne Williamson who said, “Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate. [It] is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light and not our darkness that frightens us.” Listen to his short 6:10 talk and find out what a “Lollipop moment” is.