‘Leadership’ is the military’s snake oil by Bruce Fleming at The Washington Post on 23 May 2013.
An interesting read, yet it doesn’t offer leadership advice. Instead, the author believes that there may simply be too much emphasis on leadership. Although the article has a primary focus on the military (and the malfeasance of several senior US military officers), it raises several good points. One example provided is of doubting that all children at preschools are “future leaders” regardless of signs proclaiming them to be so. Another is that you don’t have to be a leader to be great at what you do, citing examples of doctors, physicists, and even Julliard violinists.