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Titles Don’t Make Leaders

Source | | Rodger Dean Duncan

Being a long-time student of leadership, I’ve naturally heard a lot of pithy quotes about the subject. One of my favorites is from Margaret Thatcher: “Being a leader is like being a lady. If you have to remind people you are, you aren’t.”

Well said, Madame Prime Minister!

And another, by John Quincy Adams: “If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, you are a leader.”

I explored this and related issues with Mark Sanborn. He’s president of Sanborn & Associates, an idea studio dedicated to developing leaders in business and in life. A graduate of Ohio State University, Sanborn is an international bestselling author and a noted authority on leadership, team building, customer service, and change. His many books include The Fred Factor and You Don’t Need a Title to Be a Leader.

Rodger Dean Duncan: I often tell people that you don’t need a title to be a leader, and you wrote an entire book by that name. What are the three most important keys to exerting positive influence with others when you have no “position power” or authority?

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