In Jim Collin’s latest splendidly research driven book, Good To Great, he responds to the question about why he undertook this 5 year project. 


Take a quick step back in time. A 50 year longitudinal study of Minnesota students looked at what characteristics led to their success. The finding were called “Beyonder Characteristics.”

One was called, “Delight In Deep Thinking”=Curiosity. This is one of many psychological studies showing the relationship between curiosity and leadership outcomes.

Professional Application:

Now, develop your curiosity. Pursue that itch. Learn something new. 

Then master it. 

Then teach it. 

Now you are a Thought Leader.