Scientific American Mind: The New Psychology of Leadership — Recent research in psychology points to secrets of effective leadership that radically challenge conventional wisdom
According to a synthesis of new research, effective leadership is as much about those who are being led as it is the leader. We need to perceive our leaders as “one of us”. This helps to explain variations in leadership attributes, including the born versus made debate. A leader’s power comes from framing perceptions in ways that support achieving desired goals, gaining the deeds and words of followers without need for reward or punishment. Is this research consistent with your experiences?