I recently came acrossa great quote from John Holt on leadership:
“Leaders are not what many people think–people with huge crowds following them. Leaders are people who go their own way without caring, or even looking to see whether anyone is following them. ‘Leadership qualities’ are not the qualities that enable people to attract followers, but those that enable them to do without them. They include, at the very least, courage, endurance, patience, humor, flexibility, resourcefulness, determination, a keen sense of reality, and the ability to keep a cool and clear head even when things are going badly. This is the opposite of the ‘charisma’ that we hear so much about.”
We tend to think of a leader as someone who’s simply in control and comes across as charming, but as John Holt points out there are many more important qualities. If you’re looking to be a good leader, they are certainly qualities you’d want to adopt and grow.