At Fire Engineering we find this essay on how leaders make or break the success of their personnel — and it’s based on the actions (or inaction) of the leader. By establishing and maintaining an understanding of expectations among those around you, you can ensure that everyone is doing the right thing. And that builds the foundation on which everyone can grow and succeed.
Whether or not you’re wearing bugles on your collar, you can use leadership traits like those mentioned here to make a difference in yourself and those around you. You might even impress your superiors to do a better job at leading you.