The Advocate is the leader who throws his or her support behind a specific person, group, or cause. What you advocate for says a lot about your values and that can influence how other people think. If you are an advocate for mentoring new employees and you demonstrate that by investing your time and energy into this activity, you can influence how other people think about mentoring. If you are an advocate for supporting cancer research and you put your time, energy, and money behind it, you can influence other people in your organization to consider valuing philanthropy.
Two Questions for The Advocate Approach to Leadership
1. What are you an advocate for? What do you put your time, energy, and money behind?
2. What else do you think you should be an advocate for?