Passion that leads
I find that people who may not be described as your typical leader-type and who could easily be written off as not doing much with their life are a highly misunderstood group.
Over the years I have discovered that people who lead, and who get stuff accomplished have great passion. However, passion in itself doesn’t pick and choose the individuals it falls upon. Passion is borne out of interest!
When an individual finds what they are really interested in, you will see their passion come to life, you will see them lead fearlessly, you will see them accomplish in the area of their interest.
As much as there are many things to learn about leadership, this one thing is a key ingredient without which the individual will not even show up to the table. A person who is immersed in their interest will influence a whole bunch of people by their passion, a passion that leads.