The word 'leader' is mostly interpreted in a very limited way. Because people tend to relate it with being a political leader or a company leader and so on. But leading starts from your family, friends or any social group that you involve in. All it takes is to be confident about yourself and your way of thinking. Because if you do believe and trust your own opinion and thoughts it will be easy to persuade others and bring them in to your own league. Leadership starts from this kind of basis. You don't have to have some kind of impressive skill and so on. It would be good to have additional achievements and skills but its not really mandatory. Taking lead in tasks and group activities make you influential. And people will start to believe in you and will start to trust your decisions. As you continue with that pattern confidence will be built in a great manner and involvement on big tasks and responsibilities will follow. If you think something needs to be done or if you think you have a good opinion on something, don't hesitate to bring it on table and take the lead. Especially if you want to be some big influential leader, fear and hesitation should not be part of your character. Speaking is directly related with being a good leader. But speaking doesn't literally mean talking in every chance you get. It means speaking whenever you have to and after thinking about the situation and what you need to say. Because every time you say something people will judge your ability to lead and the level of thinking that you have. Even if there is a saying "Don't judge a book by its cover", you will be judged as soon as the first word comes out of your mouth. and since you need people that you have to lead, their opinion and judgement matters. Especially after taking a lead you have to be careful of what you say and you don't. Because you have everyone's attention around you. But it doesn't mean that you should say things to please some one or to show some one something, then that's a problem. Because you have everyone's attention around you. As soon as you take the lead you are willing to take the responsibility that comes with it and the attention it follows. So being fearless, confident, and humble are part of the package you should own. Don't be scared to take a lead, face yourself and show people what you really believe in. Then they will follow you because your fearless and confident figure give them reassurance to follow you till the end and fight with you.