It may seem counterintuitive, but I believe a good leader does a disservice to himself and his journey if he is more worried about making friends than making a difference.
Leadership is filled with tough choices and it is part of the leader’s role to make the right ones, even when they may not be the most popular ones.
Making your mark is usually surrounded with detonating change. And change makes people uncomfortable. But if your ambition is to make people comfortable, you might want to choose a different career, as a masseuse.
Piss people off and be ok with it. Just be intelligent about it.