A pal just sent me an email that contained the following line: "People love them for their flaws and humanity. They don't have to be perfect." And although he was not referring to leaders, I think this is also true of the very best and most impactful leaders. They are not perfect, and are often highly flawed individuals. But they move us. They make us buzz with life and catalyze big dreams.
Spend your development time learning to turn on the buzz, not worrying about how to be perfect.
And because I beleive in giving credit where due, the lovely line I quoted above came from Mark Levy. I recently did a podcast with Mark here and you can download his rockin' free Change This manifesto called, The Fascination Factor, here. I might just make your brain buzz.