Xykademiqz wrote a great post about leadership, and it reminded me of my quite unpleasant attempt at occupying a small leadership role. There are three types of leaders:
1.Natural leaders. They have charisma and manage to motivate people to do things just on the strength of their own charm and personal power.
2. People who don’t want to exist in a state of endless warfare with others and just do most of the work on their own. This was the kind of leader I was. I felt so embarrassed for people when they invented pathetic excuses about how the dog ate their homework and they couldn’t do their part of the assignment that I did almost everything myself and stewed in my resentment for weeks afterwards. This isn’t really leadership at all because no leading managed to occur.
3. People who realize it’s unfair for them to do everything on their own but lack the natural gift of getting others to jump through hoops for them. They wage an endless battle against everybody else in an effort to make people do their fair share. They also run the risk of growing bitter and disillusioned.
To conclude, leadership sucks.