Chapter 1: Defining the Leadership Code

Dave Ulrich describes the first chapter of the Leadership Code Book.

Chapter 1: Defining the Leadership Code


Featured Endorsements

“Dave, Norm and Kate have found a simple and compelling way to pull together the study of leaders and leadership. We are using The Leadership Code with our high potential leaders.”

Majed al-Romaithi, Executive Director
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority


“Comprehensive, focused and immediately useful, The Leadership Code is an articulate and highly readable synthesis of current thinking on leadership and a framework to apply this in real life situations. This should be recommended reading for all leaders and development professionals.”

Peter Goerke,
Group Head of Human Resources, Zurich Financial Services


“Who knows if leaders are born or made? I know that leaders can become better. The Leadership Code shows them how! The best book on leading for the future that I have ever read—a wonderful combination of idealism and realism!”

Marshall Goldsmith, author of the WSJ #1 best-seller,
What Got You Here Won’t Get You There


“For current or aspiring leaders and those tasked with supporting and developing them - this book is a ‘must have’. With inspiring leadership stories, wonderful frameworks and diagnostics it provides a unique overview of what it takes to be a leader”

Lynda Gratton, Professor London Business School
author of Hot Spots - Why Some Companies Buzz
with Energy and Innovation - and Others Don’t


What is The Leadership Code Book About?
All managers aspire to be better leaders — but what is it that makes a leader effective? “The Leadership Code” synthesizes the best research and practice from the past 50 years to answer that question. The authors present 5 rules for great leadership applied to day–to–day actions.

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