There is the timeless, changeless core: our humanity — that which we truly ARE, what we have always been (regardless of our (sometimes) behavior to the contrary).
And then there is the external: behavior — that which must interact and adapt, this is what leaders DO.
The core is who they are, behavior is what they do. Leadership can only happen when there is little-to-no difference between character (core) and consistent behavior.
When you bring your core forth, people follow. When you master your actions, you get them somewhere.
This post (really the above text) has been in my Drafts folder for quite some time. I wasn’t sure if it made sense . . . the language seemed convoluted, obtuse even. But I reviewed it again and decided it was ready for release (after some minor editing . . . ).