Leaders are expected to inspire others. But how does one induce something as intangible as inspiration?

The answer: by performing a specific set of behaviors.Leaders need to actually care about their causes, make their messages personally relevant to their followers and support others by making sure the right people are in the right roles.

In this Three Things video, Darden Professor Morela Hernandez explains three behaviors a leader must exhibit to inspire followers.

About the Expert

Morela Hernandez

Associate Professor of Business Administration

Hernandez is an expert on leadership, with research focusing on the ethics of leadership and the influence of diversity on organizational decision-making and processes.

Before coming to Darden, Hernandez worked in finance. She has also served as a leadership development coach at Duke University and the London Business School, as well as a business ethics adviser at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke.

Hernandez previously taught at the University of Washington Foster School of Business, where she was honored with numerous teaching awards. She is widely published and frequently serves on Academy of Management panels and committees.

Hernandez speaks four languages.

B.A., Rice University; Ph.D., Duke University Fuqua School of Business

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