Leadership: big L, little L

I recently attended an Ada Talk at work. (Here at AWS, Ada is a group whose motivation is to create a community to empower, grow, and develop our women engineers.) One of the panelists, Clare Liguori, spoke about Big L, Little l leadership.

Big L Leadership is official. It’s the managers, directors and executives of the world. Little l leadership is leading by example. It’s camaraderie, teamwork, and excellence of character. Engineers have a lot of opportunity for little l leadership. Take advantage of that. Be a little leader.