| Kitipat Cheecharoen |
29 March 2022
Your position on the org chart doesn’t make you a leader. Your title doesn’t make you a leader. Leadership has nothing to do with your social status, your bank account, or where you reside. It’s all about one life inspiring and motivating another to become the very best version of themselves.
People who operate from a traditional concept of position & title believe that a large amount of power is granted based on their title alone. As a result, they are often unable to look beyond the roles and responsibilities of the title to see how their performance, attitude, and general behavior affect others.
Some people fall into the trap of believing that having a title automatically makes them a person worth following. On the contrary, you have to earn it, work for it, be an active participant, and take responsibility for what you do and say because as the leader, you have to set the tone, and you have to be the example for people to follow.
As a leader, you can gain more influence by tapping into the “heart” of your team. We need fewer title-driven leaders and more influential leaders because, as a leader, you have the ability to impact a person’s character and behavior, a responsibility that should never be taken for granted.