How do you view the prospect of leadership? Do you view it as a new and welcome challenge? Or does it seem like a dreaded but necessary obligation?
Whichever situation you are in, if you have to take on the mantle of leadership then your best course of action is to set for yourself the goal of being an inspiring leader. You should aim not only to be able to lead the team with hard skills, but wear your hearts on your sleeves in caring for your charges.