We tend to think of leadership as being synonymous with dominance. We encourage young leaders to charge forward with their ideas and rise to the forefront through sheer willpower. But, I wonder – are we handicapping the next generation of leaders by forcing them to embrace a single mode of leadership? There is, of course, a place for assertiveness in the workplace; hardly anything would be brought to completion without the confident direction of a leader. That said, I believe that there are variations within the expression of confidence than can serve as the foundation for other, perhaps subtler, forms of leadership.