What is essential is necessary, which moves leadership to a new level.
However, what is essential and what is not?
Character: General Schwarzkopf said, “Leadership is the potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, be without strategy.”
Passion: Passion involves sacrifice, or what we are willing to give up to achieve the goal.
Vision: Vision is about seeing the unseen, or insight. We might call that faith.
Goals: David Swartz said, “Goals are as essential to success as air is to life.” Goals help us know where we are going.
These are four essentials to our leadership.