The film Hidden Figures can help us learn important lessons about Transformational Leadership and how leaders should be role models within their teams. It tells the story of three African-American women who played a pivotal role in the USA winning the ‘space race’ against the Soviet Union.
Our Tougher Minds programmes highlight how Transformational Leadership has four core components. These are the Cultural Architect, the S.W.A.P. Coach, the Action Communicator and the Role Model. In Hidden Figures, Mary Jackson, played by Janelle Monáe, provides a vivid and useful example of this latter component.