Once upon a time, leadership was all about management.
Management, in turn, has been all about titles, stability and positional authority.
Leadership is different—it’s about influence, adaptability and moral authority. Managers are given responsibility; leaders earn respect.
Moral authority is a sort of social heft, a sense of wisdom and experience that encourages other people to put their trust in you. A leader with moral authority consistently demonstrates character, courage and competence.
Here’s what that looks like: