There are many important roles leaders play. The common thread through all of them is that leadership is about enabling the success of others. Leaders are supporters, developers, guides, team builders, and imaginers. They are culture caretakers, roadblock removers and inspirers. All of these roles require being other-focused.
This notion builds on Fullan's idea that a good leader is not necessarily a "charismatic" one. A good leader is someone who lets their staff shine by encouraging their success. Helping to bring out the best of their skills and talents. Better Together!!