Leading From the Bottom

Child scratching head with question mark around head concept for confusion, brainstorming and choice

I recently had the opportunity to present at the Akron-area SHRM meeting. It was a small but enthusiastic group. As we neared the end of the talk, there was a really though-provoking question from the audience:

How can we lead if we are not in a position of leadership?

There was a silent pause. I had to think about this for a moment. What is he trying to say? He’s asking – can we lead from the bottom?

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