- Establish credibility to the followers around why he or she is the leader
- Will be fair and just, and avoid playing favorites
- Most importantly, make a convincing argument that there can only be one leader (him or her)
When I updated our ATD Leadership Training book early in 2015, I revisited our approach to leadership programs. I don't believe you can teach leadership, although I used to fake it by thinking we could. I do believe that we can provoke leadership, helping each individual connect with others in the room to build the leader building blocks specifically for their situation and passion. Our two-day leadership simulation is a great example of provoking leadership growth. We're happy to run the simulation for you (firstname.lastname@example.org), or you can use this book to do it yourself.