The term leadership, came form the Vikings. The leader sat at the bow directing the course of the ship due to their knowledge of the ice movements. Their skill lie in guiding - and that is true today in terms of leadership. They had the ability to lead from the front and be committed to the decisons that they made. Others trusted their actions with no questions asked as they felt it was their best way of surviving the seas.
What is the learning...well the need for direction, gaining trust from your team through successful communication in the past, and indeed knowledge of what is going on around you. Success is up to you...as Rudyard Kiping said " We have 40m reasons for failure but not a single excuse"