What is leadership? That is the question that people who want to be leaders always ask. According to author John Maxwell, “leadership is influence.” According to Maxwell, leadership isn’t about titles, positions or flowcharts, it’s about one life influencing others. The most important factor associated with leadership is character. The word comes from the ancient Greek verb meaning “to engrave,” and it’s related noun means “mark” or “distinctive quality.” In other words, according to Maxwell, character is essentially who we are. The trust and involvement of a leader’s followers will be parallel to the level of a leader’s character.