The Leader always seeks to bring people together through vulnerability and humour. They’re typically not the ones to suggest an outing (but they will convince everyone else to join). They always look for ways to bring people together and find happiness and inspiration from uplifting others and watching them succeed. They’re constantly asking themselves how they can bring out the best in people and achieve this by being good listeners who make space for others. Leaders take initiative and are never afraid to be the head of a discussion or keep the conversation flowing; when you think no one will speak up, the leader will always have something insightful to contribute. Are you a Leader?
When thinking about our Fellows, we felt Angie Chia-Baxter is a perfect example of what it means to be a leader. Angie is a recent graduate from Dalhousie University, where she received her Bachelor of Commerce this past spring. When we asked Angie what it means to be a leader, this is what she had to say:
To me, what it means to be The Leader is to build and foster meaningful relationships with others. I love surrounding myself with people because there is always an opportunity to learn and grow alongside them. Such an inspiring space to be a part of personally and professionally!