There are lot of people that confuse a good manager with a good leader. A good leader is always a good manager but a good manager is not always an effective leader.
How then do you define a good leader? To help recollect this easily – we can find the definition of a LEADER in the letters itself.
Leader is one who:
Listens with respect.
Empathizes without pretense.
Asks and never tells.
Dares everyone to step out of comfort zones.
Enables others. Even when they are capable of doing great things themselves – they enable others to find their own greatness.
Responds, never reacts.
There you have it. If you want to be a leader, starting now, you can by:
Daring others and yourself.
Responding instead of reacting.