Leadership is often only partially understood in terms of personality qualities, according to Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist at The GC Index.
However, leadership is more than a way of being in the world he tells Ambition, the member publication for the Association of MBAs.
Dr Mervyn-Smith says, “There is no perfect leader. Different inclinations bring a richness that we need to drive different futures for different companies. We need to take a view that allows people to play to their strengths and inclinations in a way that a unitary view of leadership and potential does not.”