What is essential and what is not? Spiritually speaking, there are a number of components that play a key role.
1) Character: The late General Schwarzkopf clearly indicated that character trumps strategy.
2) Passion: The origin of this word involves suffering. What are we willing to give up to lead?
3) Vision: Vision is about faith, and faith is critical to the development of leadership vision.
4) Goals: Without goals we have no clear way of knowing where we are going.
These are only four areas, but each of them are essential to effective leadership.