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The Elephant in the Boardroom by Edgar Papke

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Chapter 10THE HOLY GRAIL OF LEADERSHIP

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The most important skill you will need to develop to become a great leader is the ability to understand your behavior. Throughout my study and coaching of leaders, I have come to realize this to be the holy grail of leadership. There is nothing more powerful than understanding your behavior and realizing the power to consciously choose what you do and say. It is the core characteristic and skill of leadership greatness.

When it comes to engaging in conflict, there’s hardly a leader that won’t try to win. I’ve not yet met one that isn’t interested in getting what they want or not willing to compete to get ...

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