For you to lead and others to follow, you have to acknowledge that you’re neither superior nor are your followers inferior.
By people entrusting the mantle of leadership on you, they are just giving you the chance to check whats beyond the corner before they navigate it.
As Admiral James B. Stockdale put it; Leadership is a responsibility. You become answerable to those you lead. It’s a calling.Leadership must be based on goodwill. Goodwill does not mean posturing and, least of all, pandering to the mob. It means obvious and wholehearted commitment to helping followers.
We are tired of leaders we fear, tired of leaders we love, and of tired of leaders who let us take liberties with them. What we need for leaders are men of the heart who are so helpful that they, in effect, do away with the need of their jobs. But leaders like that are never out of a job, never out of followers. Strange as it sounds, great leaders gain authority by giving it away.
To be a good leader you must acknowledge the importance of those who follow, those you lead.
Beyond reasonable doubt you have to be straight in talk and deed, straight in action and reaction and also straight in those you keep as confidants.
True leadership means quality service delivery that lacks in victimization and ill will. A true leader is a humble and an honorable servant.