Does leadership come from a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’?
In my leadership class we were presented with the question, “Does leadership come from a ‘yes’ or ‘no’?” I believe that leadership doesn’t come from a yes or no, I believe leadership comes from a yes and a no. I guess that some people think as a leader you can’t say no to people. But has a leader you need to know when to say yes and when to say no. Every circumstance is different, but you should do what you think would set a good example for others. I strongly believe in leaders need to lead by what they strongly believe in, and lead by setting the example they want to set for others. So if you want to say no to a certain request because it goes against your belief, then you need to say no. If others are saying no to a certain task, you are most definitely allowed to stand up and say yes! Don’t let someone define you, you always need to define yourself. If you view yourself as a leader, you answer yes and no when YOU think is right. It is up to you to decide how you want to lead, and live your life. As a leader you should not feel pressured to say yes or no, you say what you want to say. You say what you believe is best. Leaders are not defined if they say yes or no, leaders are defined by why they say yes or no. Now the real question is are you a true leader? Yes or no?
Say no if you should’ve said no..
Say yes if you should’ve said yes..