Many existing writings emphasize the imitability of leadership skills. Most skills are undoubtedly nurtured, but the suffering in the course of nurturing is usually underrated. It is all about the development of character. A leader should possess a ferocious resolve to move people from where they were to places they have never been and, simultaneously, a humble heart to listen. The two opposite characters could only be melded and extruded by intense heat. That’s why I believe that leadership is far from being a formula to learn. It is a furnace composed of suffering, bitterness, failure, and disappointment. The Old Testament reminds us of the needs of such sufferings. “Remember how the Lord your God led you through the wilderness for these forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character and find out whether you would obey his command. – Deuteronomy 8:2.” The New Testament even encourages us to treasure it. “the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. – James 1:3-4.” We are not born with leadership characteristics. It is developed through experience – facing daily challenges, overcoming adversity, resisting temptation, and knowing God better through daily prayer, Bible reading, and spiritual teaching.