Most companies are hierarchical, which means there will always be more followers than leaders. But even if “executive” or “senior” or “head” isn’t in your job title, that doesn’t mean you can’t take on a leadership role. In fact, you should—there’s no better way to get a promotion than by proving through your work that you’re ready for it.
This presentation has 11 awesome ideas for being seen as a leader, no matter where you actually are in the pyramid. For example, one idea is to “associate yourself with a changemaker.” Find people whose opinions clearly matter, then build relationships with them by offering to help with projects or preemptively solving a problem they’re facing. Once they regard you as a leader, your other colleagues will, too.
For 10 more awesome (and realistic!) suggestions, scroll through the SlideShare below.