i learned of the ban bossy campaign going on and it struck true to my heart.
When a little boy asserts himself, he's called a "leader.” Yet when a little girl does the same, she risks being branded “bossy.” Words like bossy send a message: don't raise your hand or speak up. By middle school, girls are less interested in leading than boys—a trend that continues into adulthood. Together we can encourage girls to lead.
family reunion pic circa 2010
but i've also been lucky to have been shown and told by others that i have leadership qualities, and so that's usually how i acknowledge this trait of mine.
i think what makes the difference between bossy and leaderly is the character behind those words/actions. example:
#1 it's time to go to the park everyone, let's go.
#2 i think we're going to head to the park if anyone wants to join.
those are probably really stupid examples but get what i mean?
i was once in a situation where a guy yelled out "too many chiefs! not enough indians!"
it made us all laugh out loud.
i love that phrase.
sometimes you just gotta step back and let someone else lead, and do so kindly without interjecting your own thoughts on the situation, just follow along, it will all be ok in the end.
this post was mostly for
bossy kimber to remind herself what to work on,
because i imagine all my readers/friends have already perfected this trait ;)
am i the only one who struggles with this quality