First and foremost, leadership must be purposeful. People won't follow "accidental" leaders - no matter what you may have read to the contrary. Admittedly, some really successful leaders are so humble and personally unassuming - yet so passionate about their vision - that they don't seem to fit our personal definition of a "leader". But never, ever, assume it's "leadership by accident". It isn't. Learn what purposeful leadership looks like to emulate purposeful leadership yourself.