In the book Dying to Lead, Dr. McKenna describes leadership in three ways.
1. As a choice – on some level, you chose to be a leader or someone told you were going to lead and you accepted.
2. As responsibility for the work of others. You are responsible for the work of others on some level.
3. As responsibility for the development of others. You are responsible for the development of others on some level.
In short, a leader is someone who is accountable for the work and development of someone else. This means that if you are a parent, or a manager, you are accountable and leading.
Are you a leader? If so, why? If not, why not?