Some people are better geared to lead than others, and while the potential is in everyone, very few of us are naturals. Trailblazers and frontrunners emerge when everyday people find extraordinary strength or purpose–but that also requires the right attitude. Here are a few signs you naturally have what it takes to be a leader.
Do you find yourself automatically gravitating towards leadership positions? If you look at the big picture, are a team player, lift others up, take responsibility for your actions, and make difficult decisions others struggle with, you just might be a natural leader. Look to these five signature signs for confirmation.
These 5 Signs Prove You’re a Natural Leader.
You Look at the Big Picture
Long-term goals are vital to good leadership. You need to be able to look at situations from multiple angles, consider their outcomes and adapt to meet new demands. A natural leader can look beyond immediate needs and shift plans when necessary, seeking out viable solutions as new problems arise.
You’re a Team Player
Great leaders are also exceptional team players. You and your team are all in the same boat, and you rise and fall with the same tides. Leaders understand their role is to hold the helm and keep everyone moving in the right direction, but they also appreciate everyone else’s importance in keeping the vessel afloat.
You Lift Others Up
Good leaders reward hard work, acknowledge others’ contributions and encourage innovation. Approach and attitude can either build or destroy an idea, and that all begins with the right leadership. Do you have what it takes to lift up those around you, even on your hardest days?
You Take Responsibility
Tough choices can sometimes lead to harsh consequences, and sometimes even the best of leaders make mistakes. Accountability shows integrity, letting others know in the humblest way that you’re worthy to be their guide. No one expects you to be perfect, but they do expect you to be a good example.
You Can Make Tough Choices
The right choices aren’t always the most popular ones, but somebody needs to make them. Good leaders know when to go against the grain, even when it’s a difficult call, but they also know when to choose their battles. You might be a natural leader if you take the right way over the easy one and stick to your guns when it really counts.
The potential may be within us all, but not everyone has what it takes to rise into leadership and do it well. So if you are a natural leader, only one other question really matters: What do you plan on doing with it?
~Here’s to Your Success