Be Your Own Brand of Leader

by  Susan Mazza  |  Leadership Development

In some professions and organizational cultures there is a disdain for the positional leader.  In some circles, rising up the hierarchy means selling out on your craft.  Others observe the behavior of positional leaders and don’t like what they see in terms of personality or behavior.

To become “that kind of leader” would be akin to selling out, at best, and selling your soul, at worst.

This is one big reason why there are those who would rather not be a leader, or labeled as one, despite their ability to lead.  Read more.

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Susan Mazza works with leaders and their organizations to transform their performance from solid to exceptional as a business consultant, leadership coach and motivational speaker. CEO of Clarus-WORKS, Founder/Author of Random Acts of Leadership™, and Co-Author of The Character-Based Leader, Susan was named one of the Top 100 Thought Leaders by Trust Across America in 2013.  »  View Profile

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Subha Balagopal  |  27 Mar 2014  |  Reply

Thanks for your reflections. I think people shy away from a leadership role because they see leadership as being about control. On the other hand if they see it more in the light of influencing action and change, perhaps they would be less allergic to it! I am a school principal and I prefer to be seen more as a colleague and not a ‘boss’. Many welcome the former notion. A few can’t get past the latter and I’m counting on time to help me change their minds!

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