Recently I accepted a management/leadership position, one where I can be the proverbial “player-coach.” It's a position I've actually been doing for some time, and it's now official.

I've always held the view that leadership is a verb and not a noun: meaning that focus should be more on actions and not the “I'm the one in charge” mantra. In The Baker's Dozen form, here are 13 musings on leadership (and “anti-leadership”):

I asked a friend of mine to read this. His only comment was along the lines of, “OK, but where are the expectations for your employees?” My answer - it's a given. This isn't about employees - this is what leaders should expect out of themselves. People who work for you need your support.