Can Leadership Be Learned?

Leadership is…

Responsibility » not position
Embracing failure » demonstrating self-discipline
Serving people » listening and connecting
Practicing unity » finding greatness
Openness to ideas » building trust and transparency
Nurturing commitment » raising leaders
Seeing the big picture » cultivating your vision
Informed risk-taking » pursuing innovation
Being authentic » emulating character and integrity
Inspiring others » empowering people to lead
Learning from one’s life story » growing and adapting
Impacting society » modeling excellence
Thinking creatively » engaging the hemispheres
Yielding results » consistently contributing

Adapted from “Discovering Your Authentic Leadership” by Bill George, Peter Sims, Andrew N. McLean, and Diana Mayer.


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