Sure, there are leadership aspects that come through in the jobs you've held and the responsibilities that go along with those roles.
Your skillset is important, but credibility is built through relationships.
When Quandre Diggs arrived in Seattle via trade in 2019 he'd been in the NFL four years. He came from Detroit where he had been a starter and amassed over 200 carer careers. He was a proven talent but he couldn't walk into the Seahawks locker room and assume the role of a vocal leader. As the sideline reporter for the team, I can tell you he is definitely one of the loudest voices in the locker room and he'll explain how he earned that opportunity in the video clip.
It's a good example to follow for anyone joining a new team or trying to take on a larger leadership role. As Diggs said, "It's knowing where you fit in, but you have to have a realistic sense of where you fit in."
Be willing to do the work and prove your trustworthiness instead of trying to force your way into a leadership role that no one respects.
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