Leadership isn't something you only read about in a book. You have to live it.
I see newly minted managers focusing on the oddities of great leaders and lose site of the basics such as setting the example, taking care of your people, planning, and managing expectations.
Steve Jobs may have berated and told people their ideas sucked, but that's not what he did on a daily basis. These are just the stories that stand out. The basics are more important for your day-to-day business life as a manager.
Lead to get people where they need to be – don't try to be someone else. Lead, follow, or get out of the way.
Author: Joe Moreno