Cannot speak for everyone, but IS plays into a large chunk of my procrastination.
I have to will myself to push forward (like, replying to you right now
But, in the end, I do it. I always have to remind myself “you got this far; if you make a mistake, it is only a mistake; learn from it and move on”.
I agree with the article you linked.
From experience, I can state sans IS-waver that a Leader is someone who would rather be respected, than liked. I understand most respect me first, like after. And if no real “like” be there for me, then, the respect becomes a suitable alternate.
They see my dedication, drive, need for their assistance and by my actions I show them they are valued to me since I see their strengths, but also understand their shortcomings, weaknesses. We have the same goal in the end. That gives their mind reason to willingly give, show respect.
Energy and Empathy: two ingredients for a Leader.
Also… “take your work seriously and yourself not seriously”. That follows into the need for a bit of humor and humility other teammates read at a subconscious level. A Leader is an ambivalent presence: a peer one moment, and a boss the other…then back to peer. And maybe even an apprentice, when he (aye, me) admits he has no idea what this is thing is and “can you explain this to me so I can understand? I want to see it as you do”.