I recently received the opportunity to lead a team of six on a project to develop new ideas for ESSENCE. Now, I've always thought of myself as a leader since I'm known to speak up, offer new ideas – both big and small – and raise my hand when volunteers are needed to shepherd new franchises. What I hadn't anticipated was how scary it was. Here's what I learned about leading a team:
What I know for sure? A true leader has the vision, courage and fortitude to take their team into battle. I did.