Humanity has been grappling with issues of leadership for ages. It is important that aspiring leaders and individuals who are in leadership positions invest in their own personal development.
Professionals in technical fields such as Accounting, Finance, Engineering and so forth need to be more intentional and relentless in investing in their leadership capabilities. The formal training for these professionals barely covers what are called soft skills. It is then left to professional associations, employers and especially individuals to invest in developing their leadership competencies.
Technical occupations require individuals with significant cognitive abilities and mastery of highly complex specialized knowledge. As such traditional training emphasizes mastery of technical material. By the time graduates from technical programs become certified professionals, they possess strong technical abilities. Furthermore, relevant professional bodies help to ensure that certified professionals keep up to date with technical developments in their fields.
It is therefore incumbent upon everyone who wants to be more than a subject matter expert, to seek opportunities to develop leadership capabilities throughout their career.