Companies invest heavily in leadership development, and yet continue to suffer from a shortage of leaders. In this new HR Magazine article, Gianpiero argues that if we want more and better leaders, we must retire some of the images and practices that have informed leadership development for decades—like the arduous and lonely climb—and have done more harm than good.

Building on his work on humanizing leadership, Gianpiero explores three principles that organizations can put into practice: Free people up to lead; develop leadership communities, and; make leadership personal.