The Christmas season is filled with quaint cultural and traditional narratives about angels, elves, and reindeer. The historical facts behind the tradition, however, are both terrifying and wonderful to contemplate. They also contain a profound lesson in leadership. The drama revolves, in part, around a character named Herod the Great. Appointed King of the Jews by the Romans in 40 BC, Herod the Great ruled until 4 BC.[1] An Astute Political Leader In many ways,…