Leadership is about more than titles, authority and command.
, a leadership consultant, teacher and author, describes it well. "There are leaders and there are those who lead. Leaders hold a position of power or authority, but those who lead inspire us. We follow those who lead not because we have to, but because we want to. We follow those who lead not for them but for ourselves. It’s those who start with why that have the ability to inspire those around them or find others who inspire them." Nearly all organizations, Sinek says, can train their staff to know what they do, and how they do it. However, too few employees know why they do what they do, i.e. what drives their purpose, cause, and beliefs.