Vision: I believe that to solve the world’s toughest problems, we need to find and develop more North Star leaders with game-changing ideas.
Problem: Leadership is increasingly important as we face complex global challenges such as climate change and cybersecurity. Yet leaders who can tackle these hard problems don’t always know how to self-diagnose their leadership style or maximize their impact.
Research: In my Harvard Business School study on high impact leaders, I found two archetypes of leaders. Gold Star Leaders seek broad impact by rising high in influential organizations. They are politically savvy operators who can deftly navigate complex systems. North Star Leaders seek deep impact by crossing boundaries in pursuit of a solution to a specific problem. They are visionary founders and moonshot thinkers with high standards for knowledge and talent.
Key Issue: Both types of leaders are needed to create and build innovative, industry-shaking organizations. However, ventures can experience friction if North Star and Gold Star C-suite executives are not aligned.
Mission: My mission is to accelerate high impact leaders and “All Star” teams through star leadership evaluation, insights, and development. Maximizing a leader’s respective star takes awareness, learning agility, and practice.