Leadership isn’t about position or authority. Leadership is anyone who has followers. Here’s a little test. If you think you’re leading, but you turn around and nobody is following….YOU’RE JUST GOING FOR A WALK!
So, to a large degree leadership is about influence.
In this final video clip from Dead Poet’s Society, Mr. Keating has been blamed for the suicide of one of his students. He is being fired as a teacher from the school system. Watch the student’s reaction and feel the impact of Mr. Keating’s leadership.
In future blog posts, I’ll cover numerous strategies of influence without authority.