In this article, Dr. Kageyama outlines the principles of deliberate practice for musicians seeking to improve their onstage performance. These same principles apply to the process of deliberate practice and training in the context of leadership and emotional intelligence competencies.

Scientists have long been trying to understand what enables some people to develop expertise in a field while others remain only average. The difference is due to what scientists have identified as something called "deliberate practice."

While it may sound lofty or overly spiritual, compassion is actually an empowering leadership skill and powerful antidote to this type of suffering...