First and foremost, a QIDP is responsible for assisting the people supported to chart a path for increased independence, well-being and life satisfaction. This requires coordination of services, very often across programs, locations, disciplines and people. The job tasks can be as diverse as the people with whom you work but the one constant is the need for collaboration. There is an abundance of literature available which attempts to define leadership and virtually all definitions include “influence and inspiration of others”. As a professional whose success relies heavily upon collaboration, embracing your role as a leader will assist you in building strong relationships and inspiring commitment from others.

“Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.” - John C. Maxwell