Tracking your employees' keystrokes and their visits to websites is not leadership. But when you're honest and human and forthright with people, that is leadership. Here are more things that do not constitute leadership in any way, shape or form.
We're all fallible and hurt others, sometimes even intentionally. But any account that says you can be a great leader and not accept responsibility and struggle with the tendency to be a jerk is simply wrong.
These bad bosses aren't usually evil. They are soul destroying. But so are the well-intended, generally good people who have turned into insecure, credit-seeking, micromanaging nightmares. What can you do?