Most businesses fail not because of a business problem, but because of a leadership problem.
‘Treating the soft stuff as the hard stuff’ is often overlooked or deemed too fluffy. A self-centered leader ‘being bold’ is about protecting their ego. Even if the ‘why’ is clear at the beginning, it is not reinforced by the strategy. Controlling leaders end up doing everything, and empowering no one. Decisions happen in siloes, so there is no chance for a high-performing team.
And at the same time, difficult situations, macro-economic issues, or any major [fill in the blank] challenges can be overcome with great leadership.
Some people would even argue that most business problems are in fact leadership problems.