Only 10 percent of people are natural leaders, according to Gallup data — and your zodiac sign may play a hand in whether you fall within that pool.
While all zodiac signs have their own strengths and weaknesses, some are natural-born leaders. While some members of the zodiac may steer away from being the decision maker, others are great at taking charge, making rational decisions and putting themselves out there.
We've outlined the four zodiac signs that embody the qualities of the most favorable leaders in the workplace (including the sign of former President Barack Obama!).
An Aries is a risk-taker, and is known for her innovative ideas. She isn’t afraid of thinking outside the box and proposing less-than-conventional concepts. At the same time, she is also approachable and personable. People feel comfortable coming to her with their own concerns.
While an Aries can sometimes enjoy the spotlight a little too much, even to the point where she may take credit for an idea that was not her own, she is still inspiring in the workplace and brings an energy and positivity that is beneficial to a leadership position. An Aries is self-assured, and is able to get the support of those around her (and everyone wants to be around her) .
A Taurus is a different kind of leader than an Aries. Tauruses desire to protect others, and to take control of obstacles that are thrown in their teams' way. A Taurus is also great at getting things done. She is not afraid to take charge, and she is definitely not afraid to delegate. A Taurus is capable of reprimanding her employees in a balanced way. She is comfortable being the bad guy when it is necessary, but is also warm and loyal in most settings.
A Taurus makes a great leader, but does face certain challenges. A Taurus can be somewhat resistant to unwanted changes, which can cause issues when it comes to changing processes, restructuring or other flexibility requirements aligned with being a leader. Tauruses can also be overly confident, which can cause issues as a manager if they are unable to listen to their team or take criticism. But overall, a Taurus makes a strong and fearless leader who is also a friend to employees when they need her.
To put this in perspective: Obama is a Leo. A Leo is the worker who takes on extra responsibility without being asked. She likes to take ownership of everything she works on, and is careful to make sure she is always doing the best job possible. She has the ability to regain control and fix a problem when everything seems to have gone awry. And a Leo is known for her celebrations. She’ll throw an office Christmas party you’ll never forget.
But a Leo can sometimes be too concerned with the opinions of others, especially when it comes to herself. She can be proud and boastful, and a bit stubborn. But a Leo is supportive. You will never question whether or not she has your back (she does!). And if you're on her team, she will always tell you that you are the best.
A Capricorn is another natural-born leader of the Zodiac. A Capricorn refuses to let anyone down, which makes her a driven, fearless leader. A Capricorn is also calm and in control. She is a hard worker, she is passionate, and she refuses to quit.
Sometimes Capricorns can lack compassion for others, and she can let her tendency to follow the rules keep her from seeing right versus wrong. But she will defend her employees to the ends of the Earth, has clear expectations and will use her power for good at all times.