Leadership is not new to us.
Even when we were young, we have understood what leadership means, although not in so many words then. In a simple context, the leader is the one we follow. That person could be an older brother, sister, cousin or the grown-up one.
At school, it is the popular one or the strong one. While among friends, it’s the tough one or the one who organizes most parties, or perhaps the one with a car. When it comes to our job, it is the manager, the supervisor, the boss.
See? We all know the concept of a leader because the moment we were born, we were led. But what about the idea of leadership? Over time, we have learned that just because one is being followed does not mean he or she is an effective leader. The number of people working under a person’s name does not indicate one’s ability to lead either.
A few people are born to be leaders while others have learned to master the craft. But fret not. Perhaps you are a natural leader; you just don’t know it. Inc.com published an article indicating the signs of a natural leader, whether one is aware or not.
Please read on below to find out if you are a budding leader. You can also leave us a comment if you wish.
10 Signs You Really Are a Leader (and Might Not Know it)
We often feel that to be a leader you need to be born a leader, or be drawn to leadership, or have a leader-ly position.
Many, many leaders walk among us–in all kinds of people, places and positions.
Some of the greatest leaders you’ll ever meet aren’t even aware of their own leadership.
Here are 10 signs that you may be one of them:
- You have an open mind and seek out other people’s opinions.
- You offer advice and counsel..
- People count on you.
- You’re a good listener and people confide in you.
- Others follow your example.
- You insist on excellence.
- You have a positive attitude.
- You treat people with respect.
- You genuinely care about others.
- You are confident and passionate.
–by Lolly Daskal
To read the full text, please go to Inc.com.