Leadership Lessons From Oppenheimer

With Robert Oppenheimer back in the zeitgeist, his development as a leader of the Manhattan Project bears some study (even though one of his colleagues chirped that Oppenheimer “couldn’t run a hamburger stand”). The article focuses on three of Oppenheimer’s attributes—his ability to recruit, communicate, and collaborate—in conjunction with is ability to act like “the best lab director there ever was.” Do you see any of these three in your best leaders?