We may have lost the spirit of leadership to the bureaucracy of leadership. At the core of things, leadership is really about doing work that matters.
If you are in doubt what that even means? It is about communicating change and creating the connections (strategies if your prefer) capable of bringing about that change. In both phases, you are bridging the gap between vision, people, purpose and profit. That right there is leadership and we are all debtors to a life of leadership.