Leadership is defined by the Webster's dictionary as "The quality of character and personality giving a person the ability to gain the confidence of and lead others; as, Washington's leadership was indispensible to success of the AmericanRevolution." If you were to ask most parents if they wanted their children to be "leaders" 10 out of 10 would say "yes of course". The problem lies with the fact most of us do not undertand or are aware how "leaders" are created. Most would say that "he is a natural leader" or "his family comes from a long line of leaders".
The reality is that leadership is a learned and trained skill that is most often modeled by parents. Check out a recent Linkein article from Dr. Travis Bradberry called "8 Powerful Ways To Mold Your Children Into Leaders". He is Coauthor Emotional Intelligence 2.0 & President at TalentSmart.
His 8 focus steps include:
Model Emotional Intelligence (EQ)
Don’t Obsess about Achievement
Don’t Praise Too Much
Allow Them to Experience Risk and Failure
Let Children Solve Their Own Problems
Walk Your Talk
Show You’re Human