Not as Heated a Subject

Every boss I’ve had has tried to make me a leader or put me in leadership roles.  I’m going to accept this and roll with it, instead of fighting it.  Clearly they know something that I do not.  But no more!  I’m taking charge!  And whatnot.


Tim said that part of being a leader was to appear confident, even when you’re not.  I thought that was a pretty helpful tip and decided to Google more.  Here’s some of what I found:

*Don’t expect perfection. Leaders grow by making mistakes.
*Know right from wrong.  (I say good for leadership as well as staying out of prison!)
*Be positive, not negative.
*Pursue and communicate the big picture.

And here is a fun quote from President Eisenhower:  “Leadership is the art of getting someone to do something you want done because he wants to do it.”

That sounds a little like manipulation, and that’s something I can totally get behind.  So all this sounds doable.  Gotta work on being positive though–definitely not my natural go-to.

In more exciting, and equally Googable, news:  I’m going to Seattle!  Warren, Steph, and I have decided to take a little weekend trip together (we don’t see each other much, seeing as we all live in different parts of the country).  We had made a list of cities we’d like to visit and Seattle won.  So we’re going in April.  I’ve even purchased my plane ticket, which is a big step for me.  I’m really good at talking about all the things I’d like to do or places I’d like to go, but my follow-through is pretty slim-to-none.  I blame my commitment phobia.

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