True leadership takes vision. It takes going to places you’ve never been and allowing others to come along for the ride. It’s about overcoming insecurities and being willing to sometimes “leap before you look,” trusting in the things you know to be true.

Being a leader means showing, not just telling; living big dreams, not just dreaming big; and having the ability to set goals and see them through. What you say and what you believe about leadership will only be as effective as what you are also willing to do (as a leader), so work hard to bring your experience to the forefront as you think about the future: going there and taking others with you.

But here’s the thing: 

Sometimes, folks can get caught up thinking about one or two years down the road and forget about the here and now. Of course, you should always have a plan and work that plan and build on it each and every day, but don’t get so caught up in the “one of these days” that you forget to learn something now. While there is certainly nothing wrong with future-casting, we need to make sure the small steps we are taking today are well-placed before getting too far ahead of the vision we set incrementally along the way. 

So, what are you working on TODAY that can make you a better leader RIGHT NOW? What can you share with your team in the minute, hour, or day that can help take you to what’s next? We’d love to hear about it!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Billy Ivey is a writer, speaker, and brand strategist with more than 20 years experience helping brands identify and communicate their stories. Over the years, Billy has worked with brands like Chick-fil-A, Home Depot, Valvoline, and hundreds more. In addition, Billy writes blogs and reaches more than 20,000 followers every day through social media.