Leadership development has adopted role models as the way to breakthrough some of the challenges of passing on requirements to future leaders. The thinking goes ‘if we can point to the role models, tell people who they are and suggest they copy what they do, our leadership problems will be over’.
The big questions for leaders are: What values do we need in the business and can values truly be shaped to drive behaviour and the organisation’s strategic execution? Some of the answers suggested by neuroscience research my surprise you. Keep reading.