friday 5


  1. Among people you know, who seems to be a natural leader? my bestie
  2. When have you had leadership thrust upon you? I've been voluntold that I'm a committee chair at school
  3. Are you most effective as the person at the front of the line motivating others to come along, the behind-the-scenes make-sure-everything-gets-done second-in-command, the enthusiastic follower, or the devil’s advocate? I'm definitely in my wheelhouse as the behind-the-scenes make-sure-everything-gets-done second-in-command
  4. Where did you learn most of your leadership skills? I am actually a natural leader, they are inherently in me
  5. What is a most underrated leadership skill? self-awareness: just because you are the leader doesn't mean you have all the answers

1 comment:

The Gal Herself said...

It's so interesting that you posted this during this particular weekend. I'm reading the memoir of former Cubs manager Joe Maddon and he spends a lot of time on this. One thing he says he's learned is that an effective leader also needs to be a good follower. Everyone works for someone. That's what your #3 touches on, isn't it? Now that I'm thinking about it, I see that's my weakness.