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

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What Is a Hidden Leader?

Hidden leaders are all around you within your organization. You have worked with them, encouraged them, and seen them rise within organizations to positions of power and influence. You may have been a hidden leader early in your career.

You and others have called these workers smart, crucial, effective, or an important part of the company. You have seen them work effectively with people at many levels within the organization, from front lines to executive suites, regardless of their formal positions. But if you thought at all about these employees’ abilities, you probably categorized them as having natural talent that couldn’t be replicated. You didn’t see them as leaders.

We believe differently. We believe these hidden ...

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