True Leadership Substance
Aside from understanding the use of time and the ability to create and follow a vision, a true leader wields power, not via manipulation of others for personal gain out of a 'control or competition fanaticism,' rather through a true intention to see success in others, always looking at the 'big picture'. This is human-quality-substance of the highest integrity!
New Years Thinking
A good omen for New Years thinking would be that, like attracts like; seemingly an inevitable universal law. So, we, therefore, do not escape the results of our actions - good and also less good. The realization here, is that reciprocation does not always come from the source from where the good or bad would take place, but payment is received. Therefore, be compassionate with others and with yourself. Being sensitive to your needs and the needs of others is such a positive launch...What goes around, comes around!