“The Quality of a leader is reflected in the standards they set for themselves.”
– Ray Kroc, American businessman who made McDonald’s famous
Are you a leader or a follower? This is a bit of a trick question in that the answer is almost always a combination of both at different times and under different circumstances.
We are leaders when we speak of the future and inspire others through our words and actions.
We are followers, or in some cases co-leaders, when we share and act consistently with the vision and behaviors demonstrated by the people we admire and respect.
Examine the qualities, behaviors and overall standards set by those who inspire you to follow.
Map your own course toward a new level of leadership by setting, pursuing, and even exceeding your own standards or those of people you admire.