Advantage-making leadership

I’ve been asked, “How do you define leadership?” a thousand times.

While my answer has refined over the years, from my vantage point:
leaders create advantages that encourage followers.
And followers can be customers, employees, stakeholders or the voters.
Your leadership becomes obvious and irresistible when you shift the odds in their favor by producing leverage for followers.
Just because you are in charge or have a title doesn’t mean people will follow you willingly.
When you create or endorse advantages that encourage followers you know you have a winner.
The ipod and iphone engaged a community of users.
If you are a supervisor, do your strategies and tactics create advantage for your employees?