You have to be willing to stand up and stand out. You have to want to step forward and take the initiative to lead others.
It’s risky being a leader. You can’t hide behind being number two anymore.
You can’t blend into the background at a meeting with no idea of what to do.
You have to have a point of view or the ability to spark conversation and discussion to solve the business issue. You have to be willing to step out and move the group forward.
People will be looking up to you as a leader in more ways than you realize. You need to set the tone.