How to be a leader without trying

by Carolynne Alexander

Leadership is THE buzz word right now in the online business space. There seem to be articles, podcasts and courses everywhere to learn leadership.

But what is (and isn’t) leadership?

Can it be taught or do you have to be born a leader?

The one thing I know for certain is that you are already a leader. You don’t need the title bestowed on you. You don’t need a tribe or even a business. You are a leader right now.

Not convinced?

Have you ever had an idea, shared it with someone, they agree with you then they do it?

That’s leadership.

Simple, huh?

Let’s get serious for a second. If you want to develop your leadership skills then there are a ton of courses but let’s start with the basics. This is the leadership 101 we teach in The GW which you can find out more about over at wearethegw.com.

Know who (the F) you are

It takes years to undo all the rocks you’ve been adding to your backpack that aren’t yours. Some of them are given to you by your parent, some by society and some even by the country that you live in. News flash, they’re not your rocks. They’re a set of rules that we follow without question.

Live your values

What are YOUR values, not the ones that you’re “supposed” to have. You will have a handful that you always return to. Mine are integrity,

Trying and f̵a̵i̵l̵i̵n̵g̵ learning

You’re a work in progress so don’t you dare think you have to have it all figured out.

Be an example

The easiest and hardest part of this is to live your values and BE an example. We’re always in doing mode and not being. I found this so difficult because I’m always doing something but here’s the catch… The way you do things is you BEING.

Share your ideas

This is the fun part. You do this anyway but in the modern world, you can do this on steroids! You share you being you and leading on

Turn up every day

Consistency no only spreads your ideas but it gives your tribe some security in knowing that you’re always gonna be there.


Carolynne Alexander

🤫The CEO Whisperer
High Performance & Leadership Coach

MF'ing Boss of @weareYOE
Releasing Human Potential in Tech & Creative Industries.
ENTJ with a side order of sass

I am NOT messing about

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