tl;dr:Strong career advice - (1) Find your tribe (2) The world works on a "pull model" (3) If you don’t ask, you don’t get (4) Better to beg for forgiveness than permission (5) There’s a time to learn and a time to earn (6) Be politely persistent (7) Get your foot in the door (8) Build a personal brand. Be known for something. Develop your voice.
tl;dr:Great leaders know the right goals to set. They set the vision and can motivate teams and individuals like no other.
Great leaders are different to great managers. Managers distribute, delegate and get things done effectively. Both are critical to a business, here's a breakdown of the difference: