Re: What makes a great leader?

As with all things we need to start at a true beginning, as opposed to the point we normally launch into things at, based on our own capabilities, experience and knowledge-so-far.

As the question is "What MAKES a great leader"? meaning what comes before or leads up too, not after the fact attributes.

 A great leader is a great listener, absorber, observer, continual learner. In turn and attempting balance, they provide feedback with conviction and in a to-educate mode.

A difference between the proven leader and the great leader is the latter rarely plateau's with their 'input' or connection process;  while the proven leader may not be employing ideas and approaches that continue to be as impactful and fully-applicable to current and near-future needs.

This, I believe is the difference between leaders like Warren Buffet, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, Bono (to name some familiar) and the recent Executive manager asked to step-down or a constituency patiently(?) awaits  leader's end-of-term.

A dark matter hurricane is crashing into Earth

Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"

Surprising Science
  • A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
  • It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
  • Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Keep reading Show less

We are heading for a New Cretaceous, not for a new normal

The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.

Image credit: NASA Goddard Space Flight Center from Greenbelt, MD, USA
Surprising Science

A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.

Keep reading Show less

New study reveals what time we burn the most calories

Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.

Photo: Victor Freitas / Unsplash
Surprising Science
  • Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
  • While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
  • Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
Keep reading Show less