Leaders and kings

We often erroneously refer to those in charge as leaders, but having authority doesn’t make you a leader, it makes you the king. Let’s not confuse the two.

Leaders have followers, not subjects.

Leadership is earned, not anointed.

Leaders seek cooperation through shared interests instead of force.

They have the self-confidence to accept responsibility when things go wrong.

Leaders exhibit self-control.

A king who’s not a true leader will go down in history as being a toothless tyrant. Leaders leave behind a roadmap for future generations to improve their quality of life by learning from past mistakes.