Leader preference is a tough one to navigate, often to do well in companies we are taught that leadership is a requirement to be promoted. But not everyone is an innate leader or conversely is even motivated to lead. For those high in leader preference, they want to take responsibility for others, manage the achievement and goals of others, or implement development or disciplinary action. For those low on leader preference, they are not interested in the disciplinary nature of leadership, preferring to influence or train or take on a mentor role over the formal leadership responsibility.
Understanding your propensity for leadership and accepting whether it is a true motivator for you, rather than a pre-designed promotional path will help you thrive. Share this knowledge with your manager and help them understand the type of role that would be best suited to you and help your manager design a role to suit your professional preference.