Level 5: The Pinnacle
“The highest leadership accomplishment is developing other leaders to level 4.”
Pinnacle leaders are the leaders who develop other leaders to level 4. It’s the highest level, and they are a real asset to their company. Reaching level 5 requires mastering the four levels that come before, and also some natural leadership skills.
Level 5 leaders are important to create level 5 organizations such as General Electric, where Jack Welch was a strong level 5 leader and created a legacy of leadership. The real test of level 5 leaders is whether they can create a legacy of leadership.