For a leader it is unavoidable to stick out of the crowd. When doing a morning walk today this picture reminded me of a leadership trait.
You see a rather unspectacular apartment building. Many balconies, one just like any other. There is one small exception. One tenant dares to stick out with a colorful flag.
Not everyone may support the cause. The tenant may even receive some pushback for various reasons. Yet:
A leader brings a cause to our attention.
It always takes a first step. As Toastmasters we practice to move slightly out of our comfort zone and take that first step.