How do you know when you are a leader? Invite your team for a talk. When they stop discussing the tasks, calendars and deadlines and start talking about purpose, vision and aspirations instead, that’s when you know you are a leader.

When your dream becomes the team’s dream, great things soon follow. Whatever you talk about the most is what you produce the most. Do you talk more about yesterday’s victories, today’s problems, or tomorrow’s opportunities?

People talk to managers about what’s in their head. They talk to leaders about what’s in their heart. Managers provide problems and answers. Leaders provide opportunities and inspiration.

What’s your team been talking to you about lately?