What IS an accidental leader?

What in the world is an accidental leader? In short, it’s anyone who finds themselves in a leadership role when they never had plans of being a leader. They never expected or maybe never even wanted to become a leader. And now, they have to make the best of it.

When people are thrust into these positions they’ve had no formal leadership training so they have to rely on their root systems.

Root systems are developed over time. It’s developed by every leader you’ve worked or lived under. Your parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, managers and bosses. Whether you realize it or not, they shape the way you approach being a leader. For the good and the bad.

Being an accidental leader is all about adapting and learning from your mistakes. When a certain approach isn’t working all you have to do is dig into your root system and try a new approach.


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