When did we make leadership such a big thing? We have built it up to be something so extraordinary, that it can often seem out of reach for many of us.
As part of a leadership programme or when I am coaching, I will often ask for examples of leaders. The usual responses include Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King and Ghandi.
Although I may get examples of past managers that people have worked with, I can't think of one example when someone has replied "me!"
Why is this? Why do we have difficulty in considering ourselves as leaders?