Am I a Follower or a Leader?

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Naturally, I am a follower. I am a follower because I believe I do not have the qualities of a leader. The qualities of the leader I lack include the ability to speak clearly, control of my emotions, and charisma. I grew up in English as a second language household that affected my ability to speak clearly. I have a bad habit of stuttering, speaking too fast, and not speaking what I practiced what I would have said. Being able to speak clearly is an ability that a leader needs because clear instructions and messages are very important to followers. An unclear instruction can lead a business to have a failed contract negotiation. The control of emotions is important to a leader as it shows that the leader is able to keep calm and clear-headed. I do not have the full control of my emotions. I do not like to have a room-filled people's attention, as I get flustered. When I get flustered, I start to sweat, be unable to stay still, lose track of what I am about to say, and unable to maintain focus. When those demeanor shows up, to my mind, I look like a guilty person who committed a crime in a police interrogation. A good leader would be able to stay and maintain the calmness during any time of crisis. Calmness is very crucial to make rational decisions that can affect the business' seamless operation. Another quality in a leader I lack is charisma. I do not have the charm to keep people in focus nor attention. Being able to attract and keep people's attention is valuable to a leader. It can help tremendously convincing people to the leader's goals or direction. With more support, a leader can be more successful in making business decisions. To make myself a better leader I need to make myself more comfortable having the attention of the room. To do so I can participate more or speak up when I have a counter argument to the topic at hand. With…...

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