One of the most fundamental truths about leadership is that it involves relationships. We should, therefore, care a great deal about relational practices that connect us to our followers and others with whom we work.
Ever been asked for advice? Ever had someone ask you how to make a tough call, parent a troubled child, or coach a challenging subordinate more effectively? No matter how experienced or accomplished we get, requests for leadership advice are flattering.
Budgeting. Only a unique group of people actually enjoy it. It doesn't normally make it on to the list of "Fun Things To Do." So how could something as dry as budgeting display the hidden truth that who we are as people is the key determiner of our effectiveness as leaders?