Everyone Can Lead Change if Given Sufficient Freedom
Mike Allen, Strategy Consultant, United Kingdom, Member
Management experts at Wharton and McKinsey say that leadership can be found and must be practiced by employees at all levels of an organization.
That is the only way in which an enterprise can get the most from managers and employees alike, achieve its strategic goals, fulfill the personal career aspirations of its people, and lay the groundwork for identifying and developing future leaders, including those who may eventually serve at the highest levels.
A payroll clerk who recommends a way to streamline the process of cutting a check is demonstrating leadership -- given the parameters of his or her place in an organization -- in the same way as a CEO who is launching an initiative to transform a corporation. So everybody can lead at every level; there are no excuses.