Building what you mean lets people express unspoken taken-for-granted assumptions, values, beliefs and ideas. In our workshop on the Ideal Leader, two participants who are in business together built very different views of what constituted the ideal leader, surprising themselves and giving themselves something to get alignment on. In our workshop, we asked them to build the one superpower they felt a leader needed. One person built the power to protect others, seen in the yellow umbrella and the stack of bricks in the center (multicolored to reflect diversity--a leader helps anyone). Another person build a leader whose superpower was a visionary mind, always ahead of others, represented by the dog that is placed ahead of the warrior leader (the wrestling masked mini-figure), who is leading two people. A leader looks to those around him; a leader has a sense of the future. If you like the leader in Column A, wouldn't you want to know if your boss's Ideal Leader came from Column B?

 A leader protects anyone who needs it.

A leader protects anyone who needs it.

 A leader is visionary and goes ahead of others.

A leader is visionary and goes ahead of others.