Are you a good leader or an outstanding leader?

Do you perceive yourself as a good leader or a great leader or an outstanding leader?

Leadership is a process of ‘Being’ rather than ‘Doing’. This establishes the quality, attitude and disposition which delineates outstanding leaders.

Most executives these days are appointed into leadership positions by virtue of their technical skills, knowledge and education.  Seldom are people chosen to become leaders of an organization because of their sheer leadership qualities and abilities.  In most organizations, ‘Leaders’ are in fact ‘Managers’ working under a leadership title. Many people in management believe that they can become leaders in their organization or field of expertise because they know so much about the business, their extensive experience in the field, superior technical knowledge and excellent process management skills.  This is often not the case.  

Being a leader is not the same as acting as one, and calling yourself a leader is not the same as being one. To become a true leader, you must become a conscious leader by combining both executive management skills and conscious leadership abilities.

What do most people misidentify and misapply as leadership?