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.