Epilogue

Making the Hidden Visible

The Hidden Leader posits two important ideas. First, unacknowledged leaders are energy and innovation powerhouses in organizations; someone’s contribution to the value of a business need not be constrained by that person’s position on the organizational chart. Second, wise management can maximize the power of hidden leaders to create a more successful company.

By making hidden leaders visible, a manager influences the company’s overall culture. Although formal hierarchies remain in place, hidden leaders’ impact extends beyond their formal positions. When hidden leaders are overt, the organization integrates their collective power throughout the organization.

Hidden leaders are an existing internal asset that ...

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