It’s true. You don’t need a title to be a leader.
Anyone who has a mind that can think or work properly can be a leader. It can be a little boy studying in grade school, or an old man who has retired from his job recently. Any person who wishes to take control and influence can be a leader.
There is an inborn leader in everyone. A person doesn’t have to be a president of a certain group to be called a leader. I believe this is a just a label so that you will be officially called a leader. Anyone and everyone can be a leader given the right situation.
One situation could be a classroom. The main leader inside a classroom is the teacher who takes the spotlight most of the time during lecture discussions. However, once the teacher asks a question and one of the students in the class suddenly recites, he or she has taken this spotlight temporarily and becomes the leader. It could be unnoticed by the rest of his or her classmates, but the student has actually become a leader, a representative of the whole class.
In the ongoing Sanggu elections in the Loyola Schools, no one in my block had successfully filed a certificate of candidacy for Block Rep. This means that it is possible that my block might not even have a block rep. Personally, if given the chance, I would take this role.If I were to be appointed as Block rep, it would be a great honor to take it and do my best to do my job. However if I don’t get it, I’ll still do my little ways as a “leader” in the block. I may not have the title, but I’ll still take my part as a member of the block.
To conclude everything,having a title as a leader is just a mere label or a consolation prize. It is not important that people know you as president, block rep or even simply “leader”. Being a leader means having the will of taking control and being able to influence people for the sake of everyone.
- Danmig, INTACT Assignment 2