The danger

There is great danger in not knowing where you stand in the pecking order.

If you think you are near the top, in terms of power, authority etc but haven’t earned that role, you are at risk of losing all credibility.

Martin Luther King Jr earned the respect of others before starting the march from Selma.

Jerry Maguire didn’t know where he stood in the pecking order when he marched out and asked “who’s coming with me?” (I don’t mean to equate MLK with a fictional character but they are the two examples that came to mind).

While you don’t have to wait to be given the power before doing something, you do have to wait till you have earned it.

Have a great day!