The best leaders have a secret. It’s what enables them to outperform the rest. Do you know what it is? It’s probably not what you think.
Certainly, great leaders are women and men of extraordinary vision who rally people to pursue a preferred future. The best leaders do more than cast a compelling vision — they do what Warren Bennis describes as turning intention into reality and sustaining it. They also earn the trust and respect of those they wish to lead. But none of these activities is what sets the best leaders apart from their peers.