I think most people are sceptical about leadership development, and perhaps rightly so. There is an absurd abundance of nebulous blog posts and discussion threads on the precious topic of leadership. One idea that I would like to highlight to readers is that leadership is in the eye of the beholder. Just like beauty, leadership is an abstract attribute that is judged by others.
With this idea in mind, perhaps an approach to leadership development is to help people focus on making their unique and appreciable contribution to the lives of others.
What roles do you play that makes a difference, and how does your contribution make you a leader?