Confusion and Misconception about Leadership
Some confusion and misconceptions lie in the way of understanding the true sense of leadership.
1. Leadership and Popularity
Some people mistake leadership for popularity. A leader may be popular (elected) but not necessarily.
2. Rudeness and Leadership
There are people who mix up rudeness or bad-tempered behavior with leadership qualities. That is not so. Leadership is influencing others and can be demonstrated by politeness, smile, and a friendly behavior.
3. Enthusiasm and Leadership
Again, enthusiasm and aggressiveness may or may not be a part of leadership, as Fulmer suggests. According to him the leader leads his team at three positions: At the front to point out the course. In the middle, to encourage the majority. From behind to guide ramblers.