The ability to exercise leadership effectively requires skills and capacities that must be developed; they are not innate. Leadership is rarely making one decision and sticking to it, or making a grand development happen with a touch. Mostly, leadership is non-heroic and involves painstaking work, paying attention, and being able to learn quickly and in real time.
Wilkinson, Robert, and Kimberlyn Leary. "Leading with Intentionality: The 4P Framework for Strategic Leadership." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-029, September 2020.