Unfortunately, there remains a myth that business units can be divided into clear and distinguishable impact labels: Cost Centers and Profit Centers. While this term has long outlived its usefulness, those organizations that live by it will certainly die out with it.
The value in leadership is obvious. Being able to develop deep meaningful relationships, communicate with clarity and display empathy are keys to influencing and inspiring others. But success does not equate to an Emotionally Intelligent Leader and this may be the greatest misunderstanding and risk to sustainable success.