Warren Bennis and Robert J. Thomas
Building an Effective Team
Leading Hybrid Teams
Collaboration and Influence
Engaging the Team
Wellbeing and Resilience for Teams
Wellbeing and Resilience for Organisations
Communication & Influence Skills
This article is entitled Crucibles of Leadership. It explores the mental qualities needed to becoming an inspiring leader. It asks the question – why is it that certain people seem to naturally inspire confidence, loyalty, and hard work, while others (who may have just as much vision and smarts) stumble, again and again?
The authors explain that a crucible is, by definition, a transformative experience through which an individual comes to a new or an altered sense of identity. These adverse experiences, they argue, can lead people to develop the kind of mental toughness that makes them a great leader.