Leading, teaching and expressing yourself is contingent upon one thing; intimacy.
Before you can lead, you must know how to teach. Before you can teach you must know how to express yourself.
All these actions require developing a solid relationship with your audience. Once a relationship is established; leading becomes a community affair instead of a walk alone. Students and teachers, alike are receptive to your views and trust your guidance instead of thinking it to be an intrusion. No offense is taken to your expressed opinion. You’ve shown love and grace through your actions. Therefore, you are considered a voice of reason; instead of a troll, ranting words that fall on deaf ears.
When you seek first to serve and become practice intimacy with the people with whom you’re in service you will build a bond of trust within the community.