A lead person is an employee with great responsibility. They have to make sure the quality of products or services offered by his/her or her employer meets the expected standards. Lead persons provide guidance, support, and motivation to their staff. They are supervisors or managers who delegate and coordinate tasks and oversee the activities of their department. They manage conflict, monitor processes, represent their team, and hire and train staff to make sure tasks are performed accurately.
Lead persons usually have a lot on their plates, and learning curves are different from the linear path of an employee who only has to worry about his/her or her own performance. Lead persons constantly have to adapt to changing rules in their game, and higher-level managers rarely have time to provide coaching.
With a growing amount of work load or people under your supervision, you will have less time to communicate with individual employees. Learning how to lead is not a skill you can practice on your own, you have to grow by being stretched thin in certain situations.