Being a real leader will be stimulating, energising, and, perhaps most important, enjoyable.
The last couple of years have brought an intriguing quandary for senior leaders, and one that is probably here to stay. These are times when leaders have the option of keeping their heads down, staying out of the firing line, and playing it safe. The other option is to contribute to the current and future health of the organisation by stepping up to be real leaders.
The choices you make as a real leader Being a real leader is not easy, which is why too many incumbents of leadership positions - knowingly or unknowingly - go for the easier option of safe leadership. Although I am sure you have some friends who have gone for the safe option, you, of course, will have opted to be a real leader and, in doing so, have made a number of choices that you will need to remind yourself of from time to time.