Drew Dudley’s Everyday Leadership
The Power of Lollipop Moments
[Intro from TED.com]
We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk from TEDxToronto, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives. Drew Dudley believes leadership is not a characteristic reserved for the extraordinary. He works to help people discover the leader within themselves.
Leadership in Physical Therapy
Physical therapy needs leadership. We’re not talking about the kind that gives speeches, can recite ‘core values’ on command or that even knows by-laws and legislation like the back of their hand. Actually, we’re talking about the same everyday leadership that Dudley explains in his TED talk. He has an incredible message for aspiring physical therapists at the University of Pittsburgh. Each of us are afforded a daily opportunity to be leaders in our families, group of friends and of course, our profession. Whether we’re in the classroom or clinic, ‘Lollipop Moments’ might occur without us ever being fully aware of them existing. Embracing our ability and capacity to be everyday leaders is the first step. The next, is to acknowledge and thank those who have been leaders in our lives. Many times, they’re the same people in the audience who choose not to raise their hands! Give them credit and encourage them to continue to inspire others with their actions. Step up and lead!