Often referred to as “soft skills,” strengths like adaptability, creative thinking, and communication are assets to any team. Although soft skills can be taught, most are something we naturally excel at without having to try, almost like a superpower. In this months edition of Leadership Signs, we explore these innate strengths to uncover our individual superpowers and discover how to apply them to leadership positions. Since our Sun signs rule our personalities, motivations, and unique qualities we’ll look at superpowers through the lens of our Sun signs.
Check your Sun sign to find your superpower!
Aries (March 21 to April 19):
Your Superpower is Speed!
No other Sun sign moves as fast as our Ram. Aries are confident and decisive decision-makers, and once a plan is in place, they move at the speed of light to reach their goals. As a leader, you always have a solid strategy that sets your team up for success from point A to point B.
Taurus (April 20 to May 20):
Your Superpower is Super-Durability!
Like the Hulk, once a Taurus decides to do something, nothing throws them off track. Tauruses are notoriously stubborn, patient, and dependable. As a leader, your conviction inspires your team to stay the course, no matter what’s thrown their way.
Gemini (May 21 to June 20):
Your Superpower is Persuasion!
While most Geminis can’t actually perform mind-control, their powers of persuasion are pretty impressive. Often found in sales positions, Gemini’s intelligence and charisma make them able to sell anything to anyone. Geminis can use this exuberance and magnetism when leading a team to inspire action and keep everyone working toward the same goal.
Cancer (June 21 to July 22):
Your Superpower is Empathy!
In addition to being loyal, caring and highly intuitive, Cancers feel everything deeply. This empathy for themselves and others makes Cancers incredibly nurturing leaders. Leading teams with compassion allow Cancers to quickly home in on issues with team dynamics and allow everyone to feel seen and heard.
Leo: (July 23 to August 22):
Your Superpower is Mesmerism!
Leos are captivating. Whether they are entertaining, teaching, or even doing their laundry, when a Leo enters a room, all eyes move to them. Leos radiate when they are the center of attention and because of this, are natural leaders. Leo’s magnetic pull motivates their team to get on board with their vision and follow wherever they go.
Virgo: (August 23 to September 22):
Your Superpower is Telekinesis!
Sure, most Virgo’s can’t actually move things with their minds, but their uncanny ability to create order from chaos might convince you they can. Virgos’ quest for perfection allows them to analyze, categorize, and organize effortlessly. As leaders, this ability to project manage like a boss means their teams are always clear on the next steps and learn how to problem solve from the best.
Libra (September 23 to October 22):
Your Superpower is Harmonizing!
Libras thrive in balanced and harmonious environments. If the environment they’re in is off-kilter, they’ll recalibrate it. Libras are so stealthy at creating and restoring stability that sometimes they change the energy of a room just by being in it. Libras lead with calm, quiet energy, and as master communicators, Libras can get right down to the root of any issue and fix it.
Scorpio (October 23 to November 21):
Your Superpower is Transformation!
Like a phoenix rising from ashes, Scorpios are masters of transformation. As a water sign, mysterious Scorpios are great listeners and deep thinkers. They have an uncanny ability to understand what motivates people and how to use this to their advantage. As leaders, Scorpios can expertly transform an unmotivated, low-performing team into a high-performing, motivated team in no time at all.
Sagittarius (November 22 to December 21):
Your Superpower is Fearlessness!
Sagittarians are the quintessential fearless leaders. In addition to being incredibly honest, generous, and optimistic, Sagittarians are amazing at hyping up others. As a leader, Sagittarians forge forward into the unknown with confidence and grace that inspires others to trust them. They don’t fear rejection or failure because they know the potential payoff of taking a risk is usually worth it.
Capricorn (December 22 to January 19):
Your Superpower is Endurance!
If endurance were an Olympic event, Capricorns would win the gold medal. Capricorns are so steadfast in their determination to succeed that nothing can get in their way. One could even argue that the saying “When the going gets tough, the tough get going” might have been written for Capricorns. As leaders, they genuinely lead by example. This tenacity energizes team members because they know every venture will be successful with Capricorn as a team lead.
Aquarius (January 20 to February 18):
Your Superpower is Precognition!
Aquarians are known as the visionaries of the Zodiac and for being ahead of the curve. They have second sight when it comes to picking up trends or societal shifts. Aquarians are equally at home as entrepreneurs or team managers since they love to collaborate with others. As leaders, Aquarians are experts in setting and maintaining team dynamics and bringing freshness and innovation to their teams.
Pisces (February 19 to March 20):
Your Superpower is EQ (Emotional Quotient)!
Pisces’ compassionate leadership style enables them to build strong teams. Their innate emotional intelligence allows them to tap into their team members’ feelings. Being able to do this means they can recognize shifts in their team’s dynamics. They can also quickly spot strengths and weaknesses and are great at creating growth opportunities for their team members.
Now that you know more about your superpower, don’t be afraid to use it. To find out other superpowers you might have, make sure to read your Rising and Moon signs too. Full natal charts can be compiled here ).
We’ll be back next month to chat with another inspiring female leader. In the meantime, check out all the great content on Bosstrack! We offer leadership courses to help empower you and reach your goals. Leadership courses can be found here.
Lisa Stanton is a Toronto-based writer and entrepreneur. She loves to explore the intersection of the worlds of business and the metaphysical through writing.