Leadership.... boy does that word annoy me more now then ever before. Why? Because 9 times out of 10 those that spout off they have the new fangled leadership "know how" all they really have is a new fad of touchy feely.
Want my definition? (Of course you do, you're here aren't ya?)
Leadership = Wisdom There, that's it.
So how does one (me/dictionary) define wisdom?
1 - The ability to discern or judge what is true, right, or lasting; insight
2 - The sum of learning through the ages
I consider Solomon the 'wisest of writers' I have ever come across. His thoughts:
1 - A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels
2 - A fool uttereth all his mind: but a wise man keeps it in till afterwards.
3 - He that has wisdom loves his own soul;...
4 - For wisdom is better than rubies; and all the things that may be desired are not to be compared to it.
A leader will:
1 - A leader will be able to discern and judge what is true
2 - A leader will continue to increase his/her learning
3 - A leader will listen first then make a decision
4 - A leader will value him/herself
5 - A leader will spend time in the council of the wise
6 - A leader will know there is nothing of monetary value that carries more worth then wisdom.
The man (woman) who wanders out of the way of understanding (wisdom) shall remain in the congregation of the dead.