Everyone is under pressure to be leading.
Our bosses don't know what to do about us not doing our jobs (ie they don't know how to do their jobs).
So the bosses train or recruit people whose job is to get us to do our jobs - ie do the boss's job for them.
We call those people 'Leaders', and call them getting us to do our jobs 'Leadership', because 'Leader' is sexier than 'Person who Gets Us To Do Our Jobs Because the Boss Can't.'
Then many of the 'leaders' don't do their jobs to the boss's satisfaction.
So they need someone to get them to do their jobs - ie a 'leader'.
Wash. Rinse. Repeat.
Throw in some expensive 'Accountability' (compliance) to measure whether the leaders are effective or to find evidence to sack them.
Eventually, faster than we can chant 'We're totally committed to the highest standards of...'
We're working in a bureaucracy.
We don't need more Leaders.
We just need to do our jobs the way our boss wants them done.
Doing our jobs means making good decisions.
Most of us (including our bosses) don't know how to make good decisions.
It's a skill we need to learn and practise.
Transfer the Leadership Training budget into Good Decision Making Training.
Good decisions advance us towards where our boss wants us to be.
If, during our advance, we turn around and one person is following us: