Stick to the PROCESS and the RESULTS will come.
While I have been engaged in many different types of leadership roles, the most important leadership role has been as a husband and father. When those two roles have been embraced and operated efficiently, the others have followed suit.
I embrace leadership as the art of motivating a group of people to act toward achieving a common objective. Leadership is not the same as management. I captured a source that best contrast the two below.
Leadership vs. Management
|Leadership vs. Management
|May or may not be a manager
|May or may not be a leader
|Must inspire followers
|May or may not inspire those under them
|Emphasizes rationality and control
|May be unconcerned with preserving existing structures
|Seeks to work within and preserve existing corporate structures
|Typically operates with relative independence
|Typically a link in the corporate chain of command
|May be less concerned with interpersonal issues
|May be more concerned with interpersonal issues
The terms leadership and management tend to be used interchangeably, but they're not the same. Leadership requires traits that extend beyond management duties. Both leaders and managers have to manage the resources at their disposal, but true leadership requires more. For example, managers may or may not be described as inspiring by the people working under them, but a leader must inspire those who follow them.
Source: The Balance Small Business