Life is full of leadership opportunities. The challenge to every individual is to be prepared for the role of leader when the opportunity presents itself.
It might be in parenting, in your career, or in your outside interests, but leadership opportunities will come your way. There are many good books that prepare you for the opportunity to lead. One comes to mind in particular, The One Minute Entrepreneur by Ken Blanchard and Don Hutson. This short but very helpful work gives you many tools for managing a business and being a leader.
I learn more about what it takes to be a good leader every day. Some of my lessons are on the job, some in my personal life, and many lessons come from helpful books like this one.
Authors Jim Collins and John Maxwell also offer excellent coaching advice on being a leader. Take some time and read up on this responsibility. You will be glad you did.