Leadership comes in all shapes and sizes—or in this case, all positions and roles. Let’s say your boss just asked you to take on a new project where you’ll manage a team of employees responsible for increasing traffic to your company’s site. Or, your co-worker suggests you volunteer to lead the weekly meetings for the rest of the quarter because she’s noticed others listen to what you say.
Yikes. Your inner panic set in as soon as you heard the phrases that, well, suggest being a leader. Yes, it’s great to be offered opportunities to take charge, and they can definitely help you grow and learn more about your role. But, sometimes, you’re worried that you don’t have what it takes to get the job done.
First things first—you do! You were asked for a reason! However, if that’s not enough to motivate you to take on the challenge, check out the six traits below that make a great leader. Read them, commit to them, and prepare to impress.
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A UNC-Wilmington grad born and raised in North Carolina, Kaitlyn always knew she would end up in NYC to pursue writing. As a summer editorial intern, she contributes career advice to The Muse. In addition, she also writes for other publications, such as USA TODAY College, Her Campus, and The Huffington Post. You can find her searching the city for the best eats, binge-watching Netflix, or catching up with friends at dinner. Say hi on Twitter @KaitlynRussell_More from this Author