This chapter is to help the planner/scheduler understand leadership and to realize that each planner/scheduler is a leader within their respective maintenance operations. It also looks at the key differences between managers and leaders and provides a number of important topics on leadership. Maintenance planners must be leaders or develop into true leaders for their future success. We need still managers, but more maintenance leaders are needed within the physical asset management arena. Leadership is rarely an innate quality. It is a combination of hard work, conviction, and instinctive strategy, which need to be developed and nurtured.