Just Because You Have a Position

There’s a tricky little balancing act between position, power, promise, and people. They are not all the same (obviously), but they each have a play in our identities. They each play a game in shaping our perceptions and self-efficacy.

More importantly, they can impact your leadership, followership, or dictatorship. There’s a lot to unpack in that sentence – I’ll leave it as is and share an insight from Dr. Amy Fast (follow her @fastcrayon):

[thrive_text_block color=”teal” headline=”@fastcrayon”]”Just because you’re in a higher position doesn’t mean that you have higher level ideas, less to learn, or higher level importance. A position shouldn’t dictate your worth. It should dictate your vantage point. A higher position allows you to see more of the landscape.” [/thrive_text_block]

Seeing more of the landscape puts a special onus on your role, not a stamp on your ideas.