>Following the example of the patriarchs (see this post) is it fair to say that leaders aren’t born with wonderful personal qualities – but by guile they emerge as leaders?They are from the same cesspit as the rest of us, so we should have realistic expectations of them. I’m going to stop looking for perfection in them. Instead I expect leaders to emerge whose commitment is to turn life round in favour of justice – and whose commitment is to resist the tide of despair and bitterness. Such leaders inspire change for the good of others. I won’t look for perfection (anyway, perfection isn’t a verb – perfection doesn’t necessarily do anything). Instead I will look for people who do more and better than they might have done – and help us to be and do better.
Here are some good clues about leadership – including this mindmap.