Along with the previous definitions it is important for a leader to have a clear goal and direction. If they do not know what they want or where they are heading, how should their followers know? Followers need guidance as to what and where they are headed for, otherwise they may leave their leader for a new one who provides a clear compass.
Lee, R. J., & King, S. N. (2001). "Ground your leadership vision in a personal vision." Discovering the Leader in You: A guide to realizing your personal leadership potential (pp. 31 - 54). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, Inc.
Last Week's Entry: A leader remains true to my previous definitions. However, although a leader should be prepared and the "rock" everyone can rely on, a little fear is not a bad thing as long as it is handled professionally. Fear is a great driving force when used carefully and sparingly.
Kyle, D. T. (1998). "The sovereign: The power of presence." The Four Powers of Leadership: Presence, intention, wisdom, compassion (pp. 159 - 191). Deerfield Beach, FL: Health Communications Inc.