I chose to edit out the word "authoritative" as preface to "leader" from the original title. The word caught my attention and wondered if the intention reflected energy of "conflict" or "opportunity." While catabolic energy can get this done fast, it isn't the healthest form of establishing "authority." Seeing and capitalizing on opportunity with the intention of a win-win, gets things done in a healthy energy of influence and positive impact. How you read this article, reflect what influence and impact you choose to have. You can do more than "show 'em who's boss," you can lead.