Reluctant Leader

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She wore a crisp white shirt and a pencil skirt. Her hair had been tied into a tight ponytail. She checked the time. She was ready early. The newspaper on the table caught her attention. The youngest and the most promising CEO of the billion dollar empire will meet with the shareholders today, it read.

She always wanted to make headlines, albeit in a different field. She had always been extremely emotional. She had always been poetic. She would get lost in the literary world and dreamed of being a published author. Her father was a businessman and a very good one at that. She had been good academically and when people enquired if she would be doing her MBA and joining him, her father teased that her mushy heart could never understand the shrewd, calculated world of business.

She was just one application away from fulfilling her dream. But a fateful accident changed everything. Her family was wiped out in the accident and she was saddled with the responsibility of running a business empire, of which she knew very little. It was a responsibility she had to fulfill. Her mushy heart took a backseat and her brain worked around numbers and strategy. She had taken complete charge of the business and quickly rose to be the most successful young businesswoman. The article hailed her as a great leader. She nodded with a sad smile correcting, a reluctant leader.

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Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of

10 thoughts on “Reluctant Leader


    (April 21, 2017 - 2:28 pm)

    It was sad what happened to her.But, now what she is doing is commendable
    A Peice Of My Life


      (April 21, 2017 - 2:46 pm)

      Yes Mrs.Dash isn’t that what life teaches us

    Roma Gupta Sinha

    (April 21, 2017 - 7:36 pm)

    Poignant but speaks volumes of her inner strength.


    (April 22, 2017 - 12:39 am)

    I believe we are all chosen for our destiny. It might take her a while to be a published author. Maybe she can use her work experience as a book!
    If we want something bad enough, it becomes a high priority, and we find ways to make it happen. Good luck to you and your dreams.


    (April 23, 2017 - 12:21 pm)

    Glad she was successful,though reluctant.
    Hope she fulfills her dreams.
    Have a great weekend!
    ‘Simplicity’ #AtoZChallenge


      (April 24, 2017 - 5:01 pm)

      Destiny can be tricky that way


    (April 24, 2017 - 10:23 am)

    Sometimes all it takes is a nudge to point us in the direction where we are destined to go. Very nicely written story!
    Research is very important, but how much research do writers put in?
    Readers of the Night


      (April 24, 2017 - 4:56 pm)

      Thanks pikakshi

    Mayuri Nidigallu

    (April 24, 2017 - 6:54 pm)

    She was an achiever no matter what she did, that is for sure.

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