Does leadership matter?

Not my usual beat, but I've had leadership on the brain lately, thanks to the new Work of Leaders author events that we recently added to the calendar.

Anyway, I just stumbled across a really nice post by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson over at Why Nations Fail. They summarize two new research articles about leadership, one at the nation-state level and the other at the corporate/CEO level.

I won't give away the punchline, but it's a good piece. Go read it.