When facing a problem the leader says, “Let’s find out,” while the wannabe says, “Nobody knows.”
Leaders communicate commitment while wannabes make promises.
Leaders have the capacity to listen while wannabes can’t wait for their turn to talk.
Leaders say “there is a better way to do this”, while wannabes say “this is the way we have always done things around here”.
Leaders say “I’m a good leader, but could do better” while the wannabe says “I’m better than a lot of people”.
Leaders take accountability for their mistakes while the wannabes point fingers and say “it’s your fault”.