You may not be where you want to be, or even where you were, but defying where you are is critical, if you plan on going anywhere. How could you lead someone anywhere, if you don’t know where you are?
“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality." ~ Max de Pree
If you cannot define reality you are not a leader, and until you can, you never will be a leader.
It doesn't matter whether you lead one person, one hundred, one thousand or one hundred million.
It doesn't matter whether you are in business, in church or in politics.
Leading requires making hard choices, difficult decisions, and doing what is right, regardless of personal cost.
Hiding from the truth doesn't alter reality, it just increases the likelihood of an even greater disaster occurring.
Finally, if you have tell people you’re the leader, you’re not the leader.