Leadership traits exist within all of us, regardless of what position we hold in our work or at home. It is in all of us to make some great choices in tough situations as well as make pro-active choices to keep ourselves from getting into a bind. Regardless of the situation, location or time, the power remains in your hands. One of the main questions I ask everyone during interviews that wants to join my team is simply to differentiate management from leadership, and to make me understand which is more important to them. They often fail and therefore lose the opportunity.
So I decided to take a moment and break it down for all of you that might be struggling on the core competencies that make a leader.