The Peter Parker principle states that with great power comes great responsibility. What that means is that Spiderman is the reason we’re all so afraid of power. Curse you, Spidey!

Power is NOT a bad thing and as Ron Carucci discovered during his 10-year longitudinal study of leaders, the biggest misuse of power is not using it. That’s just one of the many interesting takeaways from Ron’s research.

So what led Ron to spend 10 years researching leaders? He had seen first hand that 50% of leaders fail within their first 18 months of appointment and he wanted to know what was causing that. Through his research, Ron also discovered four traits that leaders need to succeed. The catch is you actually need all four of them: context, breadth, choice, and connection.

If you’re a leader or aspire to be a leader within your organization you need to listen to this one.