Leadership Potential

Charan, Ram
September 2008
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Sep2008, Vol. 25 Issue 9, p18
The article discusses how leaders can recognize leadership potential. One way to think about the talent of a leader is to think of the people acumen and the business acumen. On people acumen, leadership is predicated on the ability of the person to mobilize others to accomplish a task. Also, a person is said to have a business acumen if he understands how the business makes money by managing the profit and loss (P&L), and balance sheet. To spot a leader, look for actions, decisions, and behaviors that reveal their potential as leaders.


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