The idea springs on us. The leader is a special person with specific traits, character or maybe a special personality. Yes, that’s it! This is what has produced the great leaders of history …. this psychological disposition! But wait! Isn’t leadership just a social construction made possible by willing followers, by society, by time and place. Maybe leadership is just a projection – a social role one learns to play……that the organization allows you to play! Live in the tension, but remember focusing on the second guards against hubris….. but too mush focus there and not on the first saps courage and confidence! Living in the tension again and again! The dualities of leadership!