Often many people refer to themselves as leaders. They are leaders in technology pioneering new advancements or project deployments but are they truly leaders? Often the term leader is confused with manager or supervisor. Being granted the right to manage people is not the same as people allowing you to lead them. Yes as a manager you can force people to follow you but only people can allow you to lead them.
Leadership is not about you or how many certificates / degrees you might have, the number of people underneath you. It is about what you enable others to do. To lead is to enable others to succeed…that is true leadership.