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Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?: What It Takes To Be An Authentic Leader by Gareth Jones, Robert Goffee

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APPENDIX A

Evaluating YourLeadership Potential

AS WE HAVE DEVELOPED our ideas, we have, of course, applied them with many who aspire to leadership in a variety of contexts. These include businesses, military organizations, churches, charities, sports teams, and government. In all these contexts, the same fundamental questions recur.

In what follows, you will not find a neat recipe for leadership. If there were one, someone would have found it by now. Neither do we wish to imply that developing as a leader is easy. It isn’t. We are constantly impressed by how hard effective leaders work at their craft.

Nevertheless, we have found that asking individuals to consider these questions, calmly and reflectively, can really help them focus on their ...

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