4 Qualities of Path-Bending Leaders

By Alexa Rivetti, IT Communications Coordinator, UCOP. The UC IT Leadership Academy brought together thirty-five IT professionals to learn from award-winning faculty at the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, UC CIOs, and, of course, each other. During the first portion of the program, participants were introduced to the business school’s four defining principles of path-bending leaders . These principles not only define what it means to be a leader, but they define a culture in which burgeoning leaders and innovators flourish.

For the first video in the Lessons from the UC Leadership Academy for IT series, we chose three participants to share these principles. Watch the video below, and read Haas School of Business: Building Innovative Leaders to learn more.

Question the Status Quo:  We lead by championing bold ideas, taking  intelligent  risks,  and accepting  sensible  failures.  This means speaking our minds even  when  it  challenges   convention. We thrive at the world’s epicenter of innovation.

Confidence without Attitude:  We make decisions  based  on  evidence  and  analysis,  giving  us  the confidence to act without arrogance. We lead through trust and collaboration.

Students Always:  We are a community designed for  curiosity  and  lifelong  pursuit  of  personal  and intellectual  growth.  This  is  not  a  place  for  those who feel they have learned all they need to learn.

Beyond Yourself:  We shape our world by leading ethically and responsibly. As stewards of our enterprises, we take the longer view in our decisions and actions.  This often means  putting  larger  interests above our own.”  – Haas School of Business: Building Innovative Leaders



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