While riding the TTC subway today my eye was caught by a poster from a local business school selling MBA programs and it talked about how it will improve leadership. Hmm, maybe. However if I move to a darker note or a pessimistic note I have worked for degreed leaders who are not leaders at least not in behavior. I am sure the intention of the business school is a noble one and to make money at the same time however I once worked for a great business tycoon in my home town of London Ontario. He was such a great man and business leader they city awarded him a picture and a plaque in the library along with other great industry tsars.
My experience working for this man who is lauded as a great and prestigious leader was that he was a thug, bully, a drunk, a sexist and a sex addict and those were his good points. Oh ya and he came from a wealthy family too.
The take away, look beyond the obvious and be curious consistently.