One way to show that you are ready for a leadership role is by doing a great job for your current leader. When you do a great job on a delegated task, you build trust. Trust in your abilities will grow. Click on the link above for a checklist that will help you to get what you need from the delegator, so that you can enhance your understanding about the task or project at hand. By following this list and asking any other questions that you need to ask to be successful, you will reduce miscommunication and potential conflict.
Here's to your success on this project and in your future endeavors!