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The Truth About Leadership: The No-Fads, Heart-of-the-Matter Facts you Need to Know by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes

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Chapter 9. TRUTH NINE: THE BEST LEADERS ARE THE BEST LEARNERS

The potential to lead exists in you. If you apply your head, your heart, and your courage, you can learn to lead.

Remember what Melissa Poe Hood told us back in the first chapter? "Everything you need to be a successful leader you already have: your intelligence to see an issue and a way to fix it, your heart to stay motivated, and your courage not to give up," she said. "You can't look for the man behind the curtain to solve your concerns. Everything you need you already have."[61]

You need to believe this. Not everyone does, but you need to if you're going to become the best leader you can be. As technologically advanced as our world is, there still persists an insidious myth that leadership ...

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