Leadership is an interesting concept. I call it a concept because there are really no set rules about how to lead. There are no real leadership schools, because it's something you learn along the path of life. I think that very few of us are ever finished, we've never learned all we can about leading others.
I remember when I started managing our practice. I felt like someone threw me into the middle of the ocean and said "Swim" without also teaching me how to tread water, or at least tossing a life preserver in after me. So I did what anyone who wants to survive would do, I desperately paddled and waded, went under a few times, (felt like staying under a few times) and finally started making some productive progress. It wasn't too long before I thought I knew all there was to know about swimming leading. I'd soon find out that all I really knew was just enough to keep me from drowning.
I have found that just when I think I'm really a good leader, reality smacks me in the face and I realize that I have a lot to learn. Here's a little of what I now know: