Do you find that people are often asking you questions like these: Do you know how to do this? Do you know anything about...
? Or what do you think about this? If so, you definitely have the foundation required to be a leader.
People don't ask these questions of people who are not leadership material.
First, it is not easy for most people to even ask these questions.
Second, they have to see you as an open, knowledgeable, person to even come to you.
Third, it takes a lot of courage for people to ask these questions, so you must have built a relationship of trust already.
This means, you already have all the makings of a great leader.
The first indications that you might have the potential for leadership might show up when you get asked to join a group, club or board.
To even be asked means that you've already demonstrated that you have some qualities that are seen as valuable to a group.
This is a very good thing.
Make sure you say "yes" to this opportunity.
Read 5 more things that provide evidence that you have the potential to take part in leadership roles.
1)You try, try and try some more.
You make mistakes but you learn from them and move forward.
You strive to apply what you've learned, but you never give up and you certainly, never give in.
2)Being a fair-minded person and always striving to make sure things work out as fair as possible is an integral trait.
One of the admirable things you will do is make sure you give credit to the people who have earned it.
And under no circumstance will you take credit for something that is not yours.
This is integrity in the purest form and you need this to be a great leader.
3)Whether it is at a social function for work, or a family and friends function, if you find you are openly sharing what you know about various topics, you are a good communicator.
If you generously share your knowledge about products and services that you have experience with and know something about, then you are willing to educate others.
Being able to communicate with others and educate others are very valuable traits for leaders.
4)You care enough about people to want to help in any way you can.
No matter what is going on your life and how crazy things are, you always do what you can to help others.
5)The people you interact with are the ones that show you if you truly have the potential to be a great leader.
Are people constantly thanking you for your help, for showing them the way, for teaching them how to do something, for encouraging them, for believing in them, for being an inspiration and for being there for them? What more proof do you really need? Enjoy the journey, Wendy ©2010 Wendy Collier, Angel Books.