You’re a leader. You may not think you’re one, but you are. We often think of leadership as a position or title. But it’s all about influence. The people that you spend your time with, from friends to family to coworkers – you influence them. Because you influence them, you have the power to shape who they are and what they do. But you have to decide whether you want to passively follow or actively lead.
Though none of us would admit that we desire popularity, it resides in all of us. It may look nothing like being the high school jock or cheerleader, but we do want to be liked. None of us would ever complain that too many people like us. And if can’t get that, we settle for people disliking us, because it’s still attention. Really, we just want to be known, preferably liked and loved, but we’ll settle for disdain as long as we’re noticed.