Leadership is not a series a checklists, to-do items, and milestones. There is no secret recipe for success as a leader and no specific steps to follow to get there. No one broke the “Leadership Mold” because there has never been a mold in the first place.
Successful leaders genuinely connect with their team, lead with empathy rather than emotion, and place the needs of their team ahead of their own. To do this, leaders must understand those they lead, and actually care about them. You can not fake leadership.