Some people love to handle a big crowd or a small group and they love the fact that they are being a leader. On the other hand, some people like to work for their leader and some don't like to be lead by other people.
Some cases... they are chosen or forced to lead a group of people to achieve a company's target for certain industries. I've been chosen (or even better : being forced to) to be a leader for a group of lecturers in my workplace.
Just to get the glimpse, my work is not really tedious like any other leaders in the world - but I have my ups and downs working together with my team although some people don't really like to see our bond is getting stronger day by day.
Just to share some point of views of a good leader:
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves. —Lao Tzu
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, concerned citizens can change world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has. —Margaret Mead
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander. —Aristotle
You don’t lead by pointing and telling people some place to go. You lead by going to that place and making a case. —Ken Kesey
Outstanding leaders go out of their way to boost the self-esteem of their personnel. If people believe in themselves, it’s amazing what they can accomplish. —Sam Walton
The very essence of leadership is that you have to have vision. You can’t blow an uncertain trumpet. –Theodore M. Hesburgh
A good objective of leadership is to help those who are doing poorly to do well and to help those who are doing well to do even better.–Jim Rohn
The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails. — John Maxwell
I do really hope that in this upcoming year, our unit will be the best among the best for we will try our best to prove that we can succeed in preparing our students for their future. Despite of some people's negative thoughts about us, we will strive and do our best...
Leading is not easy... co-operation will help us along the way.