"Leadership can be thought of as a capacity to define oneself to others in a way that clarifies and expands a vision of the future." - Edwin H. Friedman
One of the striking attributes of a successful leader is their uncanny ability to use their creative imagination to create possibilities. Possibilities exist in the unconscious incompetence for they are non-existent in the external world, otherwise they would not be a possibility. There is incompetence associated with the unconscious-incompetence possibilities, because the possibility has not been tested!
Leaders see possibilities outside of the norm. Their imagination sees the end in mind and from there he/she creates a vision or dream of the outcome. It is something they are passionate about and believe in personally or professionally. You take a leadership stance when you decide to investigate possibilities outside of what is normal for you. It could be competing in a marathon, taking innovative action to increase business, change careers, or even asking for what you want.
Leadership is available to everyone and so are possibilities regardless of where you are or what you do. You are born to lead organically. The organic leader is evolving from the true self and not the ego self. The organic leader steps into a future that is calling him/her. They are not satisfied with living life from the bleachers. They are active players who are willing to answer their call and transform. Are you playing your game on the field or settling to be a spectator? herself.
"The least questioned assumptions are often the most questionable" - Paul Broca
Next time I'll offer some Tips to Fire up the Path to Possibilities. And remember: Anything is Possible!