Leadership is the ability to delegate authority and to command the respect and obedience of others. Those proficient in this skill often hold positions as politicians, military commanders, law enforcement personnel, industrialists, corporate CEOs and super-team leaders. Leadership means maintaining a strong sense of confidence, a commitment towards a group goal and the ability to make hard choices in the face of adversity. The best leaders are usually willing to endure great personal sacrifice for the betterment of their followers. Leaders cultivate their skills through a variety of techniques. While some may command respect through compassion and a strong sense of integrity, others may govern those under their charge through a doctrine of fear and intimidation.
Although some individuals may serve in a leadership capacity, this does not necessarily mean that they have developed the necessary skills in order to lead a group dynamic. Other leaders may find their skills compromised for reasons of selfishness or vanity. Others may effectively maintain a strong command through sheer physical power. Minions who serve under Darkseid for example are fearfully obedient and carry out their master's directives without hesitation or question.