The study of leadership has taken many twists and turns over the decades, but one persistent theme is inquiry into the type of person that is a great or effective leader. The best leaders inspire others around them. They feel inspired themselves. To understand how they bring out the best in people, it is important to understand that the essence of leadership is a relationship between the leader and the people around him or her, which we call a resonant relationship (Boyatzis and McKee, 2005; Goleman, Boyatzis, and McKee, 2002). But what allows or enables a person to initiate or sustain such a relationship?