As part of my new Profiles in Leadership Series, I asked several writers with different points of view on leadership to pen essays. Here is the second of those essays. Shannon Leader considers the weighty impact of finding herself a leader by default and not always by choice. Shannon is an outdoor lifestyle blogger in the Pacific Northwest and writes over at Must Hike Must Eat. Read and follow her many excellent travel and trail posts. I promise you’ll be inspired.
May 13, 2019
If you noticed my name you might have thought to yourself that I must be the perfect person to write about leadership. But the cold hard truth is that it is more like proof that the universe is plotting against me.
I have spent most of my life avoiding anything having to do with being a leader or “in charge”. In fact, the thought of it makes me nauseous. I would love nothing more than to just have the role of a worker bee. But last year, even my last name turned against me when I married my wonderful husband. Continue reading “Defining the Default Leader: Overcoming Reluctance and Accepting the Call”