Does a Good Leader Have To Be Tough?
A leader that has the skills and attributes to tackle the obstacles preventing the development of their people, now that is a leader worth their weight in gold. Toughness is a subjective term e.g. what I may perceive as toughness, another may deem as weakness and vice versa. If a leader has a solid passionate understanding of their strategy, business, people requirements and are able to present and stand up for their agreed objectives in an assertive non aggressive way, then toughness doesn’t really come into the equation as they will be well on the road to catching more flies from the sweetness of their honey.