Leadership Potential-Remaining a Mystery to Many

The effectiveness of leadership evaluation/assessment and selection remains undesireable--the main reason is that leadership is a hidden quality and it can be deteted by people who really understand it. Unfortunately, many leadership researchers have spent many years in exploring leadership but have never grasped the essess of leadership. Our research suggests that leadership is mainly determined by a higher-order cognitive abilities--strategic intelligence--an object existing at the meta-level.