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Video: An Opportunity to Lead from “A Year of Leadership

May 21st, 2014

An Opportunity to Lead from

From “A Year of Leadership” – Career Opportunities Podcast with Douglas E. Welch)

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“When someone asks you to make a decision — when someone asks you to lead, they are literally offering you the opportunity to lead. You need to do it. If the group is confused about where to do lunch, guess what? Say “Hey, we’re going to go here.”…and you know what? 9 times out of 10 they are all going to go “Yeah, let’s go!”

Groups need a leader. They need someone to point them in the right direction and frankly, a lot of people out there are looking to be led and this is an opportunity for you to do that.

So, the next time the lunch question comes up, just say, “Hey, we’re going to my favorite place. That’s that’s what we’re doing.” And I will almost guarantee you, people will follow you and you will have experienced that thrill of leadership. I hope it’s not for the first time, but it will definitely give you a taste for leadership and what it means to be a leader.

I know it sounds silly, but it’s a small thing, but it can really help you move on to bigger and better things.”

Douglas is writer and host of Career Opportunities, a long running column and podcast dedicated to “Helping to Build the Career You Deserve!” Career Opportunities began in 1997 as a magazine column and expanded to a podcast in 2004. Douglas is also a New Media Consultant, Technology and Career Consultant with over 30 years experience in high-tech. You can find all of Douglas’ work at

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