One of the buzz words you see all over is Leadership; who is a leader and what does it really mean? I have always considered myself a leader, instincts have told me what to do and I have always been able to get people to follow me in what ever endeavor I am undertaking. Being a leader can be very tough in the business world. I have worked in a few different companies and it seems that what most upper management wants are a lot of followers. They don’t want anyone disagreeing with whatever it is they are dictating, I have found the people who get ahead are not only followers, but flagrant ass kissers. So, unless you are the CEO what is a real leader to do in the business world? Its a daunting task to think of trying to climb to the top of the corporate ladder, become CEO and then implement your leadership style. I have had many clashes with the people I have worked for over the years, in my case of leadership it had to do with consultative selling i.e. making people want what you have. I would not follow along with company edicts, instead I would do things my way and excel at bringing in revenue but not see as an asset to a company because i wasn’t a follower. In my view thats what companies want, followers. So back to my original question, what is a leader to do? I am in the process of finding that out now. Right now I think it will involve starting something of my own, but I would like to hear feedback from anyone listening.