by Leif Babin

When we use the term “leader,” people usually think of the CEO, the senior executive team, or those at the very top of an organization. Many people don’t see themselves as leaders—particularly if they don’t have a title, a position of authority, or a team that reports to them. But at Echelon Front, we believe that if you interact with other human beings in any capacity, you are a leader. Even if you are only in charge of yourself and your small piece of the mission, you have to lead. First, you have to lead yourself. Next, you have to align with others and influence others, even if you aren’t in charge of them. Everyone depends on somebody else in some capacity to accomplish their mission.