Think about a bowl of plain rice. The taste, preparation, and even the colour of rice couldn’t be more basic, and it’s probably not your first choice of a satisfying meal. However, there are so many popular dishes that just aren’t complete without rice, from stir fries and curry to grilled chilli lobster. Both the rice and the “main” dish elevate each other, and one wouldn’t be complete without the other. So, what does this have to do with leadership? On the surface, rice may seem to have no relation to leadership (unless you’re a rice company), but in reality, it couldn’t be more relevant.