Originally Posted by BigThor
^ Lol wut?
I meant in the comics, obviously. He wasn't given enough screen-time to develop his leadership qualities (although he did lead the bad guys pretty well in the film - and he was clearly one of the leaders of SHIELD, although we don't get as much backstory as I would have liked).
In the Comics, he's lead plenty of his own groups. As of this moment he's currently the leader of the Secret Avengers and he's also one of the big players on the main Avengers team. He may not be the leader that Captain America is (even though Clint Barton has been Captain America before albeit very brief), but he's definitely the guy who is going to speak his mind and be listened to when he does.