The Culture of Leadership

The Stages of Leadership Evolution

Stage 0: Leadership Potential

  • You are an individual contributor with proficiency in the core skill related to your job title
  • You often point out areas for the company or for your team to improve in
  • You have a growth mindset

Stage 1: The New Leader

  • You are an individual contributor or manager that requires little direction from your own manager
  • You spend less time venting to colleagues about how things should be, and more time taking action to solve them

Stage 2: The High-Leverage Leader

  • If you left the company today, the primary initiatives you are driving will continue to progress

Stage 3: The Leader of Leaders

  • You spend a significant amount of your time developing other leaders
  • You rarely, if at all, make any strategic decisions yourself



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