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Leadership does not emanate from someone that has something that a non-leader does not. My belief is everyone has leadership in them. Whether we choose to lead or not is not dependent on not having leadership. It is based on, usually, a very conscious choice.
Exuding positiveness or negativity, happiness or anger is also, usually, a deliberate affair. Saying out loud to ourselves, and following up on it, for example, that I will be happy today no matter what happens might set a day in motion that ends up being exactly that - happy.
If we choose to be angry, we will, ultimately and undoubtedly, find something that sets us off and turns possibly a good day into a bad one for us and for others.
So how do we lead everyone around us into a time of happiness? One way would be by being the pebble that causes The Ripple Effect.
The Ripple Effect
Think of a grand lake. What, possibly, could a small pebble do to a lake? If you are ever close to one, try throwing a small stone into the lake. You might see the ripples that you cause with that small stone and your conscious action of throwing it in the lake.
What if we replicate the same behavior but in a human setting? In a still lake of humanity, in the form of people that surround us, what if we continuously throw pebbles of happiness and positive thoughts? What follows, with the spread of waves of goodness, is the ripple effect. It can even be looked as a "pay it forward" program at a much bigger level.
The same, unfortunately, holds true for negative behavior as well. Think of an executive that displays negative emotions to their managers who in turn pass it down. That behavior can also create The Ripple Effect, but of a kind that we do not want.
You want the world to change: Be the pebble in the lake of your professional and familial lives. Be the cause of happiness and of growth and betterment and bringing out the goodness in people.
Be what causes the Ripple Effect.