Emergent Leadership Strengths
Vision and action-orientation. Emerging sages describe this leadership strength variously as will power, reading situations quickly, seeing ahead rather than working things out as they arise, and identifying opportunities and problems and breaking them into manageable action steps. They identify dreaming big, taking an idea and bringing it to fruition, willingness to do whatever is necessary to move a project forward, and having a “go-get-em” team attitude as additional strengths:
My strengths are based in action. I am a big, loud character and work hard. I believe in shooting for the stars. I think a lot of people feel we are living in a time when we really need to go for it. There are many people who don’t like being on the edge, but I am ok with it for myself. I consider myself an activist, though I have learned to pick my battles.
My principal strength is driving projects forward to completion, an ability I acquired in all of my jobs. If you want to get something done, this skill is essential. I get results, and I finish on time. For me it’s about taking action and making mistakes, learning from them, and moving on quickly. I am definitely a multi-taker, so I’d say my strengths are mainly rooted in action.
I believe that my strength as a leader comes from being an example of doing what needs to be done. I see this as partly action and partly style. There’s no work that is below me. I’m willing to do whatever needs to be done in order to move a project forward. People are often inspired to help by seeing me getting things accomplished.
Passion. Emerging sages describe passion in a number of ways: high energy and enthusiasm, intense goal-orientation, and unbridled optimism:
Passion is my greatest strength. I was always pretty introverted, so it was counter to my personality to be involved in any kind of leadership. But I can’t help myself because I feel so strongly about things. And from a very young age, I’ve been an optimist and believed in change. That if we collectively put our minds to something, we can make it happen.
I think what makes me effective in the work that I do is passion. When you find passion, you can’t help but go! I’m a young mother, I’m working, I’m starting my own business, and I’m involved in all of these other things that I just can’t turn off because I love them!Download Article 1K Club