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I Am A Leader Not A Follower

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    Trying to become a section leader in my schools

    marching band, and I've been reading and studying the idea of leadership , what good leadership looks like, and examples of great leaders. I lack 100% confidence in myself that I am capable in taking this roll, and helping my group achieve excellence. Any advice, thoughts, etc?
    NldlDrummer2835 NldlDrummer2835 18-21, M Jan 20, 2015

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    Follow My Lead

    I am a leader not a follower, now everyone follow my lead and i'll lead you to the promise land, Iran here we come. Hahahahahaha.......Just kidding.And that was my amazing story
    LongLiveRockAndRoll LongLiveRockAndRoll 26-30, M Oct 7, 2012

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    I fell in love few months back

    and two months ago,we told each other and now we've been blissfully in love. But I had a dream. To become big and successful and the best in the world in my craft. After he happened to me,I feel like I have let go of it. I dont know how to revive it. And Im distracted a lot...
    JuniperLeeGirl JuniperLeeGirl 18-21 May 3, 2014

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    Even though my friends are older

    than me they treat me like I'm older than them!
    Jacobwalker Jacobwalker 22-25, M Jun 2, 2014

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    The Alpha

    I love to be involved in things that I can control. I'm not controlling or bossy or anything like that, I just am better suited in a position where I can govern something. I hate being told HOW to do something, or being told that I CAN'T do something. I enjoy finding ways that...
    Lilysilver13 Lilysilver13 18-21, F May 30, 2012

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    S E L F More Or L E S S

    Never follow in suit of someone else ,always leading throughout your journey is definetaly ideal for ones personal identification ! In other words you will run out of road eventually and you will have never of learned how to leave your mark and create your own PATH...Yes! You...
    THBK THBK 22-25, M 3 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    The other day , like usual I arrived early at

    my office today. I went through emails and called clients back. Then I was approached by a representative. He was new and wanted some pointers on this certain campaign we are working on. After hearing him talk for about 15 min, I realized that he had a different learning style...
    Darthpikachu Darthpikachu 26-30, M Sep 17, 2015

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    Im the guy that sets the pace,

    not the guy who catches up.
    hollow567 hollow567 18-21, M Sep 15, 2015

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    But I'm Not In Charge

    We are all a unit, a single entity comprised of many smaller entities functioning as individual beings in a scheme so grand, we are simply unable to understand or fully grasp the complexity of it all.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 3, 2011

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    through me to the wolfs

    and ill come back leading the pack
    Differentisgood Differentisgood 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    I first thought the people doing the work were

    the leaders. Kitchen people and welcome home and info and scouts but then at this one gathering, there was a little ceremony. Everyone had gathered and we'd circled and all that and we had a big box of stones. Everyone was invited to give a stone to anyone they considered one...
    pcflvly pcflvly 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2015

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    NOETHEDOLL NOETHEDOLL 13-15, M Mar 5, 2015

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    You shall never beat me to it.

    I will be all over that **** in 10 seconds flat. Before you even turn around I will be hugging the task you desire and I will have befriended it and we will be eating cookies together and it will never leave me for you, that is how fast I am.
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 18-21, F Jul 21, 2014

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    One good thing about being a leader is

    that you are your own decision maker ..Whatever way your decision goes right or wrong you are responsible for your own acts & I love taking responsibility for myself ...Cheers to all leaders
    Calmsoul Calmsoul 22-25, M Jan 5

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    ...

    I am the person that takes the path less traveled every time and I can normally talk lots of people into walking it with me lol.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2010

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    It doesn?t matter if others believe you

    can succeed, or that you will succeed. No one can give you the resolution to succeed except yourself. It?s important to stoke those fires regularly, even daily so that you don?t get into the mentality that you can?t succeed or that failure is an option. Remember that we measure...
    Calmsoul Calmsoul 22-25, M Jan 20

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    My Drummer Beats For Me

    When peers say let's go do this it will be fun, I'll be the one to ask why. When everyone is picking on the new/small/etc. kid, I'm the one who asks why and befriends the kid. When society tells me who I should date, how old they should be, what color they are, etc.; I...
    PrairieDog71 PrairieDog71 41-45, M Jun 11, 2012

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    But Only With Work And Money

    My wife is the leader when it comes to sex and any thing about the house or kids. She took charge the evening after our first date. She chose the position and what we did as my reward , I was still wondering how far she would go and found I was there. She has never changed...
    anthony2001 anthony2001 61-65, M 2 Responses Dec 26, 2011

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    I personally believe

    that an introvert who leads through guidance is a greater leader than an extrovert leading through dictation.
    Lucienn Lucienn 22-25, T 1 Response Jul 20, 2014

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    I'd Rather Lead Than Follow

    to follow someone that is like being a copy cat or a puppet.  I do things my way on my own terms in my own time frame.  I don't want to be someones puppet.
    aquarius3 aquarius3 66-70 Feb 10, 2012

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    In Charge

    I am in charge of myself. I have never been a follower, I have tried but failed miserably at it. I was always a different kind of individual. I always took charge and became the leader. I was much better at it and it was more me. I am more of an analytical and logical person. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 19, 2011

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    I Was The Founder Of This Group

    Hmm i'm an ex E.P member! I joined again...Sadly all my stories are lost and all my groups are founder-less!  oh well that doesn't change the fact that I'm still a leader and not a follower!
    echo101 echo101 13-15, F Jun 24, 2010

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    I have always been a leader

    and never a follower since my younger days as a child. I started off with assisting my brother with his paper route, was a teenage female model, and was an LPN and RN. If something needs to be done then I will usually volunteer in doing what is needed, if possible and if I...
    floridamomtobeach floridamomtobeach 31-35, F Dec 28, 2013

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    i am the captain/leader

    when playung for my school or club
    HellishAnime914 HellishAnime914 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 3, 2015

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    My Education While He Is A Marine

    So my fiannce is a marine and we are getting married in the summer. i will have to finish high school and he will be on deployment for this time. But at his next duty station. At this time ill be out of high school and ready for college if not already in it. Now i dont care...
    kayrodriguez kayrodriguez 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2011

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    ***respect For The Life Of Joan Of Arc Among Other Profound Chosen Of God Women***

      A NEW ERA ARRIVES... FINALLY 100% = WOMEN ... WE DEMAND INTEGRITY  
    Demigiozia Demigiozia 66-70 Mar 31, 2010

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    I have always been different.

    This is a quality trait of a Leader. Whats more is a Leader is original in about all their thoughts. Their thoughts will be an example bad or good that will have others take to. A leader is strong, bold and ambitious. Not as in a show but more for progress in plans and goals to...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F Jan 22, 2014

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    I make my own path ..

    I don't look for any advice but I love to hear what people have to say ..I listen to everyone but follow my heart ..I don't look for acceptance from others that doesn't mean that I disrespect others it simply means I respect my decisions & if any one has problem with that to...
    Calmsoul Calmsoul 22-25, M Dec 30, 2015

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    Even though my friends are older

    than me they treat me like I'm older than them!
    Jacobwalker Jacobwalker 22-25, M Jun 2, 2014

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    Be A Strong Person

    A leader is not necessary someone that leads other people, but a person that is strong leading their own life. . A leader believes that life is full of choices and accepts the good and bad from their choices. Advise to being strong: 1. Life is not easy. – Hard work...
    Jones47 Jones47 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 12, 2011

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    Once again it's circle cleaning time. I have started to make this an annual thing and it's good because I can't have ghost followers in my circle. week or so maybe but months...
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    I thought it might be a little narcissistic to do one of these but I love reading them so I figured, why not. Here goes. 1. My name is Spencer 2. I'm a senior in high school 3...
    JerseyBoy16 JerseyBoy16 16-17, M 12 hrs ago

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    lol Mmm yes!! *nods head* Lol,so a couple of months ago i was thinking about personality types and my ideal guy and i remembered him :) I was trying to remember as much as i could...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I am a dinosaur. When I was 13 I knew the bootleggers in town and in the three counties around us. I was also working and in those days I got my 40 hrs at forty-five cents an hour...
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    What I Seek Comes By God’s Grace "Let go! Let God fill your need." Mary L Kupferle Three days ago, I thought of the different names of God. I even Googled it but I didn't find...
    vector8 vector8 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Ever been in a group or organization where the leader set a poor model of behavior for others. How did it impact you?
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    Did Christ walk around with a bible? NO!!! He may have read up on God from books perhaps .... Did he quote from a book to the people ? NO !!! He spoke from his heart and spirit of...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 6 days ago

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