Realizing the spectrum of leadership, one may discern that it could be one of the ways to sainthood. You should be ready to sacrifice your life for an immeasurable cause. Are you ready to die for your people, like Ninoy Aquino?
He knew he was going to die upon coming back home but the Filipinos wanted him to come back and so he came home and faced his fate. He chose to die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. He lived a normal and ideal life in America and he could have just lived there with his family forever but he was the leader of his people so he had to come home for his people and die for them.
As a leader, one must be selfless and ready to sacrifice one’s happiness or even life. However, some of us may have had leaders who chose to leave in times of difficulties or who would be absentees when crises arise. They are there for the fun times and grab credits. Someone we call leader, who denies his belief to please the wrong people. This picture I believe is rather common. Clearly most leaders don’t know why they are called leaders, they only have the title that will somehow justify their wages.
Leadership is not about you; it is about the people you lead. Your people justify your leadership, so serve and not command.
Attributes: Great Communicator, Perseverance, Passionate, Valor