So I am in the United States army and I just got promoted last month. Since then I have been placed of a few soldiers and I never thought of myself as a leader. In high school I was very shy and quiet and I never lead anything or took charge.
Up until this point I had never given direction on anything or anyone as far as doing task or coordinating something. I have never thought of myself as a leader or someone that others look up to. I have always been the follower when it comes to think and I find it strange as to how well I have taken to being over someone.
I don't feel the need to prove to people I have power and I don't even think about being in charge I just make things happen when they need to be done. I just don't understand how fluid the transition has been for me from going from a follower to a leader now.
What makes someone a great leader and someone to look up to? What makes leaders sometimes get power trips? How could someone who was as quiet as I was in high school and prior to my promotion now not be afraid to voice my opinions and direct people on the right paths? Has anyone else felt like this?
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It's possible the skill was always within you, it just needed the right nurturing environment to bring it out - the job of your superiors is to spot who has natural leadership qualities, and bring it out.2