Remove the idea that a leader wears a cape and his underpants outside his trousers right now!
The notion that a good leader is a fearless, omnipotent, alpha male is nonsense.
The qualities of a good leader actually rely a lot more on emotional intelligence and consistency than on physical brawn and command.
A good leader has empathy, the ability to engage and inspire and build trust. They are there to empower the team of people that surrounds them.
A true leader is humble, is there to serve and to support others in achieving the end goal. This servant mentality allows you to listen to your people, encourage them and inspire them. When becoming a leader, you learn that you are not there for your own ends, you are there for them.
This process isn’t demoralising or dispiriting. Quite the opposite. According to the leaders I have walked alongside, it is one of the most inspiring, rewarding journeys a person can experience.
The truth is, anyone can be a leader. We all have it within ourselves to develop good leadership qualities. Not all of us, however, are willing to go through the process that becoming one entails.