Via BusinessPundit, this link to Talking Story's list of best leadership and management posts from 2005. I particularly liked the passionate vision statement and paying the leadership price. In this time of diet resolutions and personal vows -- better husband, father, a giver of time -- they're useful reminders that there are no gimmicks. And with appropriate focus, there is much lose. This quote from There's Leadership and Then There's Leadership sums up the issue for me.
To lead is to be more than an average exemplar human, you have to care becauseyou care, not because you or someone else thinks you should. The burn is internal.
Leadership will only cost me what I didn't want anyway: more of me.