The more I read about leadership, the more unique characteristics come to the forefront. Good leaders are rarely equated with those who can effectively draft a strategic plan, create a vision statement, or can balance a budget. Instead, good leaders are consistently described as humble, enthusiastic, caring, etc.
I’m not convinced that such characteristics can be learned in a leadership program. Instead, these characteristics are cultivated over a very long period of time. Perhaps leadership development should be less about strategy and more about philosophy, less about praxis and more about meditation.