A good leader manage, but not manipulate; participate, but not micromanage; delegate, but also guide through.
Substantially, leadership is all about future and change; direction and dedication; influence and innovation; methodically, there are authoritarian, delegation, and participation leadership styles. With organizations are transforming from mechanical industrial mode to organic digital mode, the command, and control authoritarian leadership style is less effective to manage today’s multi-generational, multicultural, and multi-devicing workforce. And leaders today are not the one who always have all the answers due to the information overloading and shortened knowledge life cycle, but often they need to participate in framing good questions, and encourage teams to find more than one answers, and always discover a better way to do things. The coach leads by asking: "How would you like to do it"? "Are there any other ways of doing it"? "Can you compare them"? "Which is best”? also, continue to update her/his own knowledge, coach and learn at the same time.
People have been asking if there is something "magical" or "special" about being a leader since time began. Leadership is methodical, but there is some magic in there. Effective leadership is methodical, it takes hard work and endurance, the substance of leadership never changes, but it has to shift the styles to adapt to the changes. Learning, coaching, and practicing leadership are methodical processes that are improved by constant learning and practice. A good leader never stops learning. And a good leader manage, but not manipulate; participate, but not micromanage; delegate, but also guide through; to make leadership both art and science, look magical.