As a manager these days, you often have to lead without formal authority, that is leading without being the boss. You may work on a project with peers internationally, or your may be an expert without any direct reports who is never less expected to exert influence on the organization. This may sound difficult, but will eventually get a lot easier, be fun eventually, when you follow these seven steps.
I asked a multi-national team about their best and worst bosses: what did they do that motivated you? What did they do that de-motivated you? Their answers were plain and simple. It does not take magic to be a great leader!