The Hidden Leader: Discover and Develop Greatness Within Your Company

About The Hidden Leader

Traditional leadership succession can mean plucking out the most confident extroverts and grooming them for management.

But there’s nothing traditional about business today. Staying relevant is a constant struggle, requiring ideas, effort, and excellence from every corner of the organization. Luckily, this grassroots leadership is already in place, just waiting to be activated.

The Hidden Leader casts a fresh eye of what it means to be a leader, with insights on how to locate and nurture the people who take initiative, act courageously, and get the job done right. These are the hidden leaders whose everyday performances deliver the competitive advantage you need.

“A leader’s job is to create more leaders. Edinger and Sain show us how to find and groom not just those with potential, but those with integrity. A must-read for anyone who considers their legacy important (i.e. YOU)!”

Tom Peters
Management Guru and Author,
In Search of Excellence

Facets of Hidden Leadership – Demonstrating Integrity

Facets of Hidden Leadership – Lead Through Relationships

Facets of Hidden Leadership – Drive For Results

Facets of Hidden Leadership – Customer Purpose

How Hidden Leaders Help Your Business Grow


  • Chapter 1: The Dynamics of Hidden Leadership
    The End Result: Fulfilling the Value Promise
    The Four Facets of Hidden Leadership
  • Chapter 2: Identify Hidden Leaders
    When One Characteristic Is Missing
    When One Characteristic Dominates
  • Chapter 3: Enable Integrity
    How Do You Recognize Integrity?
    How Can You Support Integrity?
    Does Your Culture Support Integrity?
    Enable Cultural Integrity
    Can You Teach Integrity?
  • Chapter 4: Build Essential Relational Skills
    The Source of Relational Leadership
    Developing Essential Relational Skills
    Identifying Relational Leaders
    Identifying Relational Cultures
    Building Essential Relational Skills Within Your Culture
Chapter 5: Create a Focus on Results
    Evaluating a Focus on Results
    Build Individual Engagement
    Maintain Individual Engagement
  • Chapter 6: Instill Customer Purpose
    Customer Purpose Isn’t Customer Service
    The Source of Customer Purpose
    Create Customer Purpose
  • Chapter 7: Measure Performance
    Measurement = The Norm
    Why Measure Performance?
    Effective Performance-Measurement Systems
    How Well Do You Measure Performance to Improve?
  • Chapter 8: Engaging Hidden Leaders
    From Hidden to Overt
    What About Potential Hidden Leaders?