I’ve heard all kinds of ideas about what it takes to be a leader.
Things like “Oh, I am an introvert. I’m not born to be a leader.” Or “I don’t want to draw all the attention.”
I use to think you have to be an alpha type to be a leader, maybe even intimidating or loud.
Yes, you can be outgoing and charming, like Bill Clinton.
Then we see introvert leaders like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, I noticed that people will pay attention to them even when they are quiet. They don’t need to be loud to be heard.
Comparing what great leaders have in common, I found that leadership is a collection of skills. And it’s something that you can learn by practicing.