As we have seen previously, it’s possible to show leadership when you don’t have a manager role because it is not about the position you hold, but the influence you have on others. When done correctly, this is a fantastic opportunity to build your reputation within your department while driving performance to the top. However, at times it can create resentment from your peers who can feel like they are in your shadow, seeing you shine far away ahead of them (I’m being a bit dramatic with this image but you get my point). The way you show leadership is probably as important as your leadership skills themselves. You can’t be a leader if others don’t want to be influenced by you, so if your peers see you as a threat, your influence will be limited and your reputation impacted. So what’s the difference between people who are accepted by their peers as leaders and the ones who are resented for it? A simple one: being genuine. Do you want to lead the group for everyone (including yourself) to perform better, or do you want to lead the group for your own advancement? I let you figure out which is which. So how do you show people how genuine your leadership is so they want to follow you? Here are 10 tips.