Excellence leadership there is that differentiate hierarchical power leadership: the hierarchy can be empowering, but the moral authority can only be achieved with leadership. It may happen that in a human Group Chief and leader are different people: the boss is one who occupies the highest hierarchical position, while the leader is who enjoys moral authority over the rest of the group. In a situation like this, the Chief may give orders which will be complied with and fulfilled for fear of possible disciplinary action, while the leader will not give orders (no hierarchical authority), but their indications, their opinions, their approaches, will be accepted by the rest of the organization. Therefore, it must make it very clear that the leadership of excellence is not only a role reserved for the senior management of a company, but that it is a role that can exert any person irrespective of the position they occupy. The ability to mobilize equipment, leader of the objectives, make decisions, achieve results, of be the reference of the group, etc., can be performed on each level of the organization. Every person can exercise their leadership within their area of competence.
For example, within a company the first Executive may exercise leader, but you can also do it the head of a Department, a commercial, a clerk, a mechanic, etc. The Chief Executive shall exercise it on the entire organization, while the head of a Department may do so within your unit, and the commercial, administrative or mechanic may play this role among his classmates. An employee occupying a middle or low position within a company do not have to limit their performance to a mere conformism or seguidisimo, but that within its sphere of action may adopt an attitude of active, innovative, strong-willed, nonconformist, concerned for the good of the Organization and motivating for the rest of the team. In short, you can exercise leadership so intense as if it occupied first place in the rankings. In fact, one of the responsibilities of the leader of a company is promoting this spirit of leadership at all levels of the organization. A leader who fails to transmit his enthusiasm, promote their values and their way of working is a leader who holds the failure mode. In addition, the leader has an obligation to go forming new leaders among its employees with a view to which tomorrow can replace him.