We were asked recently, “Why is this site called ‘Lead Without Authority,’ don’t you have to be in a position of authority to be a leader?”
Well, a two-part question deserves a two-part answer.
First, this site is called Lead Without Authority because we believe anyone can lead from within their context–whatever that context may be.
As for “Don’t you have to be in a position of authority to be a leader?” No, you don’t.
Throughout history, people who are considered some of the greatest leaders were not given authority by any organization, power, committee or group. They just made the decision to lead from where they were.
Many of our most notable leaders recognized an urgent need. They had a desire for a better reality and wanted to create opportunities for others. It was important to ensure that people in their community, or sphere of influence, could reach a higher level of potential. These leaders, without authority, took bold steps to communicate a greater need in a way that attracted others. The people around them could clearly see how this new opportunity for a better life could lead to an improved future for themselves and their families.
About Lead Without Authority
During the last election cycle as we researched issues and the candidates, we realized how much information was out on the web, which was great. We started keeping track of sites that we found helpful on a variety of topics. This site is a result of some of the most helpful sites and resources, plus some more. We hope it serves you well. If you have a resource that you think we should include, let us know.
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