Leadership is not a title or position on the organizational chart.
Leading is about taking charge, not being in charge. It is accepting a role that will influence the outcome for the better. It is a desire to guide other people’s actions. Leading is being a go-to person whom others can rely on to make things happen.
I suggest that you be less concerned about the label of ‘leader and instead define yourself as an agent of beneficial change, a mover and shaker, or a person of positive influence. These descriptors will improve your comfort level with the role as the person who needs to make things happen.
A true leader has impact. Where do you want or need to have impact?