What makes you effective as a leader is not the title you hold. Rather it’s demonstrating an unrelenting focus on helping others succeed in their collective efforts. Great leaders know that the soul of their business is their team, and they must allow and trust their team to produce their very best work; that's why you recruited them in the first place.
True leadership is all about people, inspiring people to believe that the impossible is possible and inspiring people to perform beyond their normal limitations of themselves. That's the essence of leadership; helping your people reach their full potential, helping your team maximize their gifts, helping people to become the best version of themselves.
Leadership is an awesome responsibility and a privilege because you can influence the trajectory of someone's personal and professional lives positively or negatively. If you want to be a leader, give your team the space to work, create an environment free from the impediments of toxicity and witness a significant growth of your company but, more importantly, in your team.