Enough has been written about leadership, can we make it simple? here is my thoughts..
Who is a leader? What does she do? A leader is one who makes/facilitates significant contribution to the work that she undertakes..
Everyone wants to be a leader, but the real leader doesn't really want to be the one, she just focusses on getting things done.. The work takes the center stage and everything else goes backstage.
At times the real leader will not be seen, her contribution may not be visible, but she gets things done..