You can learn to uplead. When you do you’ll be able to lead in all directions more effectively.
You’ll realize that relying on authority tends to undermine your ability to lead.
Check out the second video with American Management Association Books, my publisher, which distinguishes between leadership and authority and illustrates the difference with Nelson Mandela.
Read my book and take my courses to learn to lead without authority, which means being able to lead your boss, people hiring you, clients, your spouse, and others. If you think leading means ordering people around, you have a lot to learn about leadership.