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Are You a Natural Born Leader?

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1. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

Being a leader is a big part of doing well at work. Taking the initiative and making things happen. That's how people get noticed.

Can you juggle several different projects at one time?

2. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Hmmmm I don't know....I had 4 children while working 4 jobs and attending college at the same time..does that count? ;)

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Hey, we're here aren't we???

4. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 11y

You could be a fence-sitter or a doormat, and still be here now

5. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Hey! I've been both of those things...pay is lousy, and no place for advancement...I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.

6. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

I think i'm a leader. Once, when paintballing, both teams had to seize a flag in the middle of a bridge, but both sides were pinned down. I grabbed my team pulled some up, kicked some and then charged the bridge on my own. I got shot to bits but it inspired my team (actually that might make me foolish). But generally i find myself taking charge (not at work though, i'm quite happy to go unnoticed as i won't be here for long).

7. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 11y

I sometimes find myself in leadership type roles, more because I get annoyed at the way things are being done and take over

8. Posted by noemagosa (Full Member 355 posts) 11y

"Born to be leader": Is there such a thing?

Depending on the situation I might take the role of the leader, that is, I am not afraid of being in front of a group and give direction, councelling, etc... On the other side, I like to do my own thinks as well, not bother about organizing everyone, and that's because I have felled (sp?) manipulated before... And I wish this to no one...

9. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 11y

Quoting Wocca

You could be a fence-sitter or a doormat, and still be here now

Quoting Joz

Hey! I've been both of those things...pay is lousy, and no place for advancement...I wouldn't recommend them to anyone.

Rarely a fencesitter and a doormat during my first marriage - then I got "mad as hell..."

I do think there are those who are a "natural born" leader, though most of us learn to become one out of necessity (ie: the lack of others taking on the role) or being assigned to it (ie: given the position by a boss, etc.). I've always been one to "lead the charge", from childhood on. I can sit back and let someone else take the lead as long as it produces the required results. Otherwise, like Brendan, I do become annoyed and take over.

10. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I'm not really if I'm honest about it (a leader, that is). I think I'm a leader in very minor ways but generally I prefer to take a back seat (and in most cases, hide while roles and responsibilites are being defined! )

I'm not sure that every situation needs a leader...but I could be wrong about that.