I am an awesome leader but I need my minions, I could never do it alone. I love studying how people work, and using their different strengths to accomplish different things fascinates me. I was a really good project manager. As long as I didn't have to spend time doing tedious repetitive stuff or be in conflict situations, that is :) Hey, there are people who LOVE doing those sorts of things! Leading was a way for me to make everything happy and harmonious by assigning everyone specific and appropriate tasks and not having to follow any one project myself from start to finish. I felt a lot of pride in successfully organizing people (and I generally hate organizing). And I liked that everyone seemed to feel comfortable talking to me, which allowed me to keep things fluid and let me stay on top of potential problems. I think I could feel when someone needed a break or change of pace before they did. I was a LIKED leader, not just a good one.
Now I'm an independent contractor and I really miss working in that dynamic. Lonelytown.