This is the kind of response I have been waiting for to open up a discussion on a new leadership perspective. Leadership development should focus not only on what leaders should do but also on who they can be. Yes, leaders must articulate the vision, set the goals, and make the numbers. However, if that is all they do, they are sub-optimizing the most potent source of power for change – the energy of their followers.
I am convinced that leadership development programs should focus not only on teaching potential leaders what to do, but also how they can be. The discovery happens one person at a time, one insight at a time, one question at a time