When do you start leading?
When are you ready?
When will someone give you the role you so richly deserve?
Guess what, there is no title called “Leader” (all by itself). There are different derivatives of it, but byitself? No.
But that trait is inside of you on Day One, so Start on that Day.
Pick up the trash.
Help someone out.
Lead by Example.
Suggest a change.
Show up on time.
Listen to others.
All these things are examples of people leading, do one thing each day and make it bigger each day – review someone’s code without being asked, pick up that bug from the pile, finish those requirements, etc, etc.
Leader’s don’t wait to be asked, they do it and get better at it, each and every day.