Are you a leader because of the role you play or are you a leader because of the work you do?
Put another way: you were hired to do a job. Is that really your work?
Put another way: what is so alive in you, so energizing to you that it is worth doing no matter how it turns out?
That sounds less like a job and more like work. Your good work.
And it sounds an awful like what we need right now.
DAVID BERRY is the author of “A More Daring Life: Finding Voice at the Crossroads of Change” and the founder of RULE13 Learning. He speaks and writes about the complexity of leading in a changing world.