Leadership is indeed a combination of science and art.
The science aspect of leadership refers to the use of systematic approaches and models such as transformational, transactional, situational, servant, and authentic leadership.
These models provide leaders with a framework to understand and apply key principles of effective leadership.
On the other hand, the art of leadership refers to the ability to apply those principles in a flexible, intuitive and creative manner with a personal touch.
It requires the leader to have emotional intelligence, empathy, communication skills, and the ability to navigate complex social dynamics.
The art of just knowing when to lean in and when not.
The art of listening without needing to respond.
The art of just knowing when you let go and when to intervene.
A leader who can balance both the science and art of leadership will be more effective in inspiring and guiding their followers to achieve shared goals.