Whatever live throws at you
There are commissioned managers and there are those who lead. Whether people back you and are willing to take on fresh challenges does not depend on your hierarchical status. "Leadership" is not yet another management technique, but instead is based on maturing character.
We provide the professional framework in order for you to prosper - by reflecting the issues troubling you, by changing perspectives and gaining an understanding. It is all about developing individual alternatives for action, particularly in conflict-laden situations.
Some of you see us as their challenging sparring partner or the one holding up the mirror. However, we also like slipping into the political role of the court jester. In absolutistic structures it was only him being allowed to bring forth the (unpleasant) truth.
Take the high road.