Leadership is influence because the sign of a good leader is how many people willingly follow them. The best way to get followers is to influence them by inspiration.
I have worked for some "leaders" who are really managers. By this I mean that they dictate what happens, they don't show you the way. They are more focused on telling you how many people report to them as a sign of their importance when they should be more concerned about saying how many people they work for.
A great leader is determined by the performance of their team, not themselves. I would often tell my teams that my success is measured by their success so I was there to support them.
I will repeat again: Leadership is Influence. Who are you currently influencing by your actions?
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