In 2006 I journeyed to Stanford University as part of a fellowship to study the relationship between leadership and power. I say ‘journeyed’ because that is what the experience felt like – by the end of it I felt like a weary traveller who had battled many monsters and looked into the abyss. However, like many hero’s journeys, I came back with treasure, namely, what are the behaviours that can be learned that will help us become more powerful? And the central truth from my travels was that we become more powerful by making others more powerful. So how could I do that, in a way that enriches the greater good?