Leading with Intentionality: The 4P Framework for Strategic Leadership

Author
Robert Wilkinson, Kimberlyn Leary
Content Type
Working Paper
Institution
The John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Abstract
The year 2020 has brought one crisis after another, perhaps exacerbating a common belief that a “heroic leader” can save the day. But does this mythical figure really exist? Leadership, once we study it, isn’t one thing exercised at the top by one person, as our colleague and leadership expert Ron Heifetz has observed; it is an activity exerted by people at all levels, and by noticing certain less obvious aspects of leadership, anyone can improve at it. Leadership is possible at any time there is a collective problem. Each of us may have a role to play in mobilizing others to address community problems, and each of us can improve our skills to be more effective.
Topic
Leadership, Crisis Management
Political Geography
Global Focus