Everyone is (or should be) a leader. Everyone has the opportunity to influence others. This includes people who are in formal leadership positions (e.g. CEO, VP, Director, Manager) and people who are not (e.g. individual contributors).
There are three pillars to my leadership philosophy:
Have principles and live by them. Don’t rely on good intentions. Find the crux through rigorous debate. My leadership philosophy was shaped during my 21-year tenure at Microsoft, where I “faked it until I made it”.