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The Hidden Leader by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes, Laurie Sain, Scott K. Edinger

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CHAPTER 8

Engaging Hidden Leaders

The purpose of understanding hidden leaders is to engage one of the most powerful strategic energy sources in your company. When these leaders are effectively engaged, a company creates fertile ground for existing hidden leaders and produces an environment that actively cultivates the development of many other employees as hidden leaders. A business able to engage and encourage hidden leadership has a competitive advantage that is invisible to competitors. It also helps the organization develop its productivity, innovation, and performance potential.

Developing your hidden leaders—and potential hidden leaders—enables you to build leadership capability at all levels of your business. This leadership need not ...

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