A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.
Competence goes beyond words. It's the leader's ability to say it, plan it, and do it in such a way that others know that you know how - and know that they want to follow you.
Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life influencing another.
He that thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.
Real leadership is being the person others will gladly and confidently follow.
Leadership is influence.