FIVE UNDERLYING TENETS
Leadership is the uniquely consistent and defining force behind great, enduring organizations. All of the best strategies, creative ideas and brilliant game plans cannot succeed or be sustained without strong, effective leadership.
Regardless of title, position, status or power, leadership can’t be bought, controlled, grabbed or bestowed. Leadership is invited and can only be given willingly by others.
Leadership can’t be taught. It must be learned. No simple formulas or prescriptions exist on how to become a true leader, only foundational principles and essential concepts. Learning and successfully applying them requires a lifelong journey of active engagement, self-discovery and personal growth.
Leadership is the most powerful human force and is accessible to anyone regardless of position, title, profession, or circumstances. And it is relevant in virtually all contexts of professional and personal life.
Our innate wiring can play a role in our ability to earn leadership’s invitation and deliver on its promise. But our inherited talents and attributes are neither guarantees nor inhibitors in our ultimate success.