One thing that somebody told me is that leadership is a lonely role - some people can do it, and some people can't.
Leadership is the other side of the coin of loneliness, and he who is a leader must always act alone. And acting alone, accept everything alone.
Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren't used to an environment where excellence is expected.
The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.