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 interviewingÂ more than 40 top leaders in business and theÂ public sector over the past three years, we wereÂ surprised to find that all of them–young andÂ old–were able to point to intense, often traumatic, always unplanned experiences that hadÂ transformed them and had become the sourcesÂ of their distinctive leadership abilities.
We came to call the experiences that shapeÂ leaders “crucibles,” after the vessels medievalÂ alchemists used in their attempts to turn baseÂ metals into gold.
Harvard Business Review includes the article in its book,Â 10 Must-Reads on LeadershipÂ (though a search will find it online).
I came to wonder
Do IÂ needÂ to endure a crucible to become a great leader?
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