The Position Myth

Daily Synopsis of Maxwell Daily Reader, by John Maxwell
February 10

Wooden Blocks with the text: Myths

Wooden Blocks with the text: Myths

Title: The Position Myth

Excerpt from: The 360* Leader

Action Taken Today:  Instead of relying on position or title, use only relational influences with others today.

Synopsis:

Simply put too many people believe one can only lease when given the title, or the implicit recognition of some governing body. Maxwell calls this pervasive belief a myth. For Maxwell leadership comes down to influencing others, thus anyone can function as a leader in any context. Moreover, the only limitation individuals have in their role as a leader is their commitment to others.

Don’t wait for a promotion, or change in title to act like a leader. For Maxwell “The true measure of leadership is influence -nothing more, nothing less.”

Favorite Quote: 

“A place at the top will not automatically make anyone a leader.”


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