We need to establish a fundamental understanding of leadership.  I am not referring to grand pronouncements, prescriptions, or ideals of leadership, much of what currently monopolizes the leadership industry.  You know what I am talking about.  The stuff that make us feel good, that inspires us.  In a time of increasing polarization and divisive commentary, when people want to be inspired and want to feel good, it becomes too easy to offer leadership prescriptions.  Or to simply retell stories of