Joel Magee posts a Medium article on what exactly it means to be a leader. These days, the term leader is thrown around quite often, making it difficult and overwhelming to develop leadership skills. However, leadership is simply the embodiment of a few favorable qualities. Anyone can be a leader! Below is an excerpt from the write-up.

Any promotion, raise, or annual review is undoubtedly attached to a description reading: “demonstrates strong leadership characteristics”. But what exactly is a leader? Does one have to become commander-in-chief to be a leader? Fret not because leadership can be viewed through a broader lens than simply “in charge” or “not”. Below are 5 qualities of a leader and how these qualities work.