If you want to be recognized as a leader, your most important task is also the most simple.
A leader works harder than all of his followers. That’s why the followers know that they should be following.
The hardest part of leading is doing the work that other people won’t or cannot do. Your way of leading by example is to be the one doing that work.
So, you don’t have to talk or be great at motivating speeches — that’s only in the movies. Leaders are not recognized by titles or salary who their friends are. The leader is the one already working when you clock-in.