Great leaders lead by example. Their posture is in loving service, stooping to wash the feet of the lowly, touching the undesirable; embracing the suffering; allowing busy agendas to be interrupted by little children, and turning the other cheek to those who offend them.
Great leaders are not as concerned with power, prestige or accolades. Their attention is drawn to the desires and needs of the other person in the room; or perhaps the other person who has not even been invited in.
Great leaders are defined by love. You can command authority through charisma, giftedness, strength, force or coercion. But when these things fade, and position is lost and strength wanes, you will be forgotten or tossed to the wolves.
The leader who walks in love, creates lasting movements. He or she will change lives and leave indelible impressions in the hearts and minds of their followers.