How can I become a leader?

Arianna Huffington
Health Education

Fearless individualism- the quiet kind that doesn’t need to be announced from the rooftops- is a requirement for leadership. When we are fearlessly who we are, we don’t need external validation, just an opportunity to express ourselves, live fully, and serve the world. Too often we confuse speaking out with alpha status- the lead actor taking the main stage. But sometimes we can speak out clearly without power or position. This is a true alternate model of leadership, the kind that depends not on external power but on internal strength. 

It’s not necessary to move to New York or Washington to lead. What all of us can do is begin to exercise leadership in our most immediate circles: our families and our communities. Because change doesn’t happen just from the top down, and because leadership is increasingly rare at the top. 

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