[CCL] Reality is quite different, however. While research for the Center for Creative Leadership shows executives are forward looking and insightful, studies also show that a good executive is far from that lone, isolated star guiding a company solo. Instead, CCL and “Unbalanced Leadership” author Pete Hammett find that the best strategies aren’t handed down from above by one person. They’re developed, discovered and enhanced by a team approach. To use our sky analogy, the successful executive would be the key star in a constellation, not an isolated body set in the distance and expecting others to follow from afar.