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Leadership Development Resources

13 SIGNS OF A BORN LEADER (Industry Leaders)

Becoming a good leader is a blessing in disguise, and improving oneself to be one is a never-ending process. A good leader is loved and followed by all, and they serve as an inspirational example for others.


​​​​​​​​Watch HBR's latest leadership videos, case study discussions, and whiteboard sessions, featuring ideas and practical advice for leaders. Panera’s leader Niren Chaudhary has firsthand experience of leading through the adversity of a pandemic.

Authentic Leadership (Journal of Values-Based Leadership)

The Journal of Values-Based Leadership discusses authentic leadership, which William Bishop describes as a generic term that connotes genuineness.


How diversity initiatives have changed in 2020. Until this year, “diversity meant women, Latinx, Asian. It also meant members of the LGBTQ community. So diversity has been and is broadly defined. But this year became a hyper-focus around black leadership.” 

Top 10 Qualities That Make A Great Leader (Forbes)

Camille Sweeney and Josh Gosfield interviewed 36 super achievers for their book The Art of Doing (2012). This site summarizes the 10 most common practices of the highly successful leaders.

Leadership Characteristics (Holden Leadership Center, University of Oregon)

The Holden Center at the University of Oregon provides leadership education and developmental experiences to empower individuals to question critically, think logically, and live ethically while becoming active and engaged citizens of the world. Characteristics of 17 exemplary leaders are listed.

The Science of Success (entrepreneur)

This brief article discusses how neurons retain memory and become more finely tuned when we succeed, but not when we fail. Thus, he emphasizes that leaders need to experience success, not learn from mistakes.

​​​​​​​Seeking additional courses in leadership development for corporations or individuals?  Visit the Professional Development Center, Monte Ahuja College of Business.

Career & Leadership Development Series
Graduate Student Resource Center
Updated 2021