How many leaders do you know personally? How many great leaders have you had an opportunity to work with? While experiences certainly vary, I am willing to bet that your list is small, very small. One of my passions and unwavering beliefs is that EVERYTHING ties to LEADERSHIP in one way or another which is why this trend of a growing number of decision makers and managers (yet not true leaders) is troubling.
Having said that, it is important to do what we can to work towards improving our current state across all levels, organizational, local, state, national, global…we all need exceptional leaders who focus on people ahead of profit and self-interests.