Field notes

Field Notes

Our thoughts on current leadership topics and questions.
Show me someone who excels at creating and nurturing relationships and I will show you a curious soul, someone who is inquisitive and wants to know more about other people. Curiosity is such a critical ingredient of building relationships.
If leadership is common sense, why does great leadership seem more and more uncommon. If leadership is common sense, why is leadership development a $366 billion global industry? If great leadership is just common sense, then why aren’t we all doing it?
Whenever scientists make progress related to understanding how our DNA shapes us as humans, some pundit invariably suggests it is only a matter of time until we discover the leadership gene. They predict, with high conviction, that at some point scientists will discover exactly which gene cause some people to be leaders and others not so much. We believe there is more to the story.