Leadership can be cultivated
The research is now clear: leaders grow over time, and leadership can be thoughtfully and intentionally nurtured. This matters, because leaders matter. Great leaders support people to be their best selves, they create the conditions where massive problems can be solved, and they build organizations that are creative and resilient in the face of change.
Yet you probably know leaders who didn’t grow at all—even when they needed to. Great leadership doesn’t happen by mistake or chance. It happens when people intentionally develop the most helpful leadership habits.