I had the privilege of hearing Gary Hamel speak at a Willow Creek Leader Summit a few years ago. He is a brilliant strategic thinker and business professor. So when I came across an article he wrote a few weeks ago, I knew I had to share it with you all.
Many of us have had (or maybe are still finding ourselves in) the position where we are not the top dog. We are not the number one leader. So how can we still create positive influence in our environments? How can we “lead from the second chair?”
Hamels article describes ways that we can still have influence, even if we are not THE leader:
Look through the categories and discuss.
Do you agree with Hamels?
Which category do you find yourself in?
What would you add to the list?