Today’s Big Idea
The Rules of Power
In today's lesson, Harvard Business School’s Robert Steven Kaplan explains what separates the good from the great, or the intangible qualities that leaders are always on the lookout for. In short, Kaplan, the author of the new book, What You're Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential, says you need to act like an owner.
What does that mean?
Do you act like you have skin in the game? Do you speak up when you disagree with your boss? Do you possess (and express) your authenticity? None of these intangibles are easy to express in organizational culture, Kaplan explains, because "understanding who you are is a difficult thing to do."