In The Leadership Code: Five Rules to Lead By, (Harvard Business Press, 2011) Dave Ulrich, Norm Smallwood and Kate Sweetman have distilled leadership into five core roles:
- Strategist—Leaders shape the future.
- Executor—Leaders make things happen.
- Talent manager—Leaders engage today’s talent.
- Human-capital developer—Leaders build the next generation.
- Personal proficiency—Leaders invest in their own development.