When we discuss leadership development, we don’t talk about the basic behaviours that can make or break a leader. We focus on things like delegation, strategic thinking, and communication. These are important, but good leadership also needs a strong foundation. It’s assumed that anyone who has moved into a leadership role already has the basics under control, and in some cases this may true. However, if we think about the reasons why leaders fail, we can often trace the problem back to a rocky foundation.