An extract from my upcoming ebook
Leadership is not telling others what to do. Leadership is inspiring others to
do what needs to be done. Many people around the world in leadership
positions are not leaders.
Dictators call themselves leaders, they are not, they are tyrants, and tyrants are not leaders. There have been leaders of countries throughout history but few were real leaders.
Bullying is far too common place in our modern lives especially amongst children, head bullies sometimes being referred to as ring leaders, leading a mob of like minded followers. The one thing it shows is that leadership and influence can be used in a very destructive and negative format.
If a leader intentionally or unintentionally with “his or her way” sows seeds in the minds of those who follow, with doubt, unrest or unfairness, it could create a lack of trust; followers will not necessarily display or hold those values, but inwardly they may feel those characteristics of concern within themselves towards that leader, which in turn could development into a lack of confidence and a lack of commitment and trust.
"The Strength Within - Influence is the Soul of Leadership"