I am planning to write a detailed book on leadership not as any over generalized fit all contexts phenomenon or reference manual but what type of leadership is expected in different contexts.
Leadership too, like many things, is contextual and obviously there are vast differences between a political leader, business leader, religious leader etc.
This, I feel is much required because leadership is mix of many things and skill sets both of which are acquired over time through many ways.
Leadership also involves effective unbiased observation, unconditioned grasp and perception of the pulse of the domain at a particular time and place in which one is a leader.
Leadership is brief is a very delicate mixture of instincts, impulses, inculcated intelligent methodologies, intrigues, interpretations, innate responses and many other important things.
Besides, even within specific domains and contexts we also have multiple nuances to be adopted and executed depending on the evolving situations.
Among the many aspects required of a leader the predominant features may preferably be an attitude of flexibility, proper perspective and involved commitment with total intensity and intense totality, the perception of multiple nuances of existing contexts and situations along with a cleverness, alertness and capabilities to predict and to be prepared to deal with emerging and evolving situations.
Leadership is a wholesome package of multiple facets all of which are responsible to ensure maximum possible happiness, peace and prosperity to the maximum number for/to whom the leadership is answerable.
However, for all types of leadership there could be certain common and broadly defined universal aspects of wisdom which in my humble opinion could be like the following list, irrespective of whether they are sanctioned or sanctified by any ideological, social or religious isms.
The following list is based on the view that wisdom is the work shop where works of evolutionary trends and experiences of everyone in it emerge to express wisely the essence of everything to enlighten everyone;
A wisdom which prioritizes living in the present context and along with practicing certain time tested values which have relevance in present context but with global perspective to bequeath a livable planet, a lovable society with lovely infrastructures and improved living conditions;
A wisdom that evaluates everything and everyone with contextual relevance and based on the inherent attributes or merits of what or who is being evaluated without extrapolating any presumptions, opinions, judgments, perceptions, expectations, ideologies, doctrines, identity based ideology and so on;
A wisdom which is willing to make minor adjustments, small compromises, spontaneous cooperation to create compatible and conducive atmosphere with humility devoid of any egocentric or ethnocentric pride;
A wisdom with the realization and a perspective that must be aware that life is a constant process of learning of the multiple dimensions of many things and the various dynamics of those dimensions involving the constant interaction and interrelationship with everyone and everything.
A wisdom that is willing to accommodate multiple methods or means of life with some overall tolerant attitude embedded on humanitarian concerns towards all human life and environmental or natural concern towards all other species.
A wisdom that gets its clarity of understanding through a churning process that takes into consideration several aspects from the practical to the philosophical to the all fantasies of the mind.
So, leadership is a package and pact and the script of leadership may be embedded with certain repetitions as leadership has to be constantly and repeatedly reminded of its priority of the role and responsibilities rather than the mere position of authority though that is also an important component of leadership.
I shall explain the pact in detail later on.