Becoming a stronger leader is like losing weight: both are conceptually simple, and yet in practice very, very hard. This talk will distill leadership to its essential qualities with practical techniques for developing them, drawn from a wide range of sources, from serene Buddhist meditators in monasteries to freewheeling pickup artists in Hollywood penthouses. The stronger you become at empathizing, maintaining a sincere intention, and remaining humble, the better youll be at synthesizing a vision for your team. And the more initiative you take, the more heartfelt your communication, the more confident your approach, the better you manage your influence, the better you'll be at helping realize those visions. Come learn how to do it all!