When societies shift, so do the definitions and descriptions of leadership. The shift from agrarian societies to industrialized nations in the 19th century brought forth leaders that were valued for their rationale, logic, sensibility. They were venerated for their decisiveness, their ability to keep their emotions in check, for having a vision and executing on it. They were problem-solvers and people-movers. Spiritual matters were seen as irrelevant, unnecessary and/or in competition with reason. Spiritual matters were conveniently compartmentalized as religious beliefs and were sharply and distinctly different from leading - especially in business. These leaders did pay homage to luck, timing, providence, gut instincts - but only as unexplainable factors in their endeavor to build.
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