My Inc.com post, “Despite What Harvard Says, You Don’t Need a Crucible” begins
Despite What Harvard Says, You Don’t Need a Crucible
In interviewing more than 40 top leaders in business and the public sector over the past three years, we were surprised to find that all of them–young and old–were able to point to intense, often traumatic, always unplanned experiences that had transformed them and had become the sources of their distinctive leadership abilities.
We came to call the experiences that shape leaders “crucibles,” after the vessels medieval alchemists used in their attempts to turn base metals into gold.
Harvard Business Review includes the article in its book, 10 Must-Reads on Leadership (though a search will find it online).
I came to wonder
Do I need to endure a crucible to become a great leader?
Read more at “Despite What Harvard Says, You Don’t Need a Crucible“
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