The engagement of the medical profession in management and leadership activities has become a priority for the UK's National Health Service (NHS). It makes sense to develop these leadership competencies as early as possible, inculcating leadership skills in junior doctors. The recent core and specialist curriculum competencies address this and, together with the Medical Leadership Competency Framework developed by the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and the NHS, sets out a blueprint for personal development plans for junior doctors. A culture shift is called for, such that doctors in training prioritise their leadership development alongside their medical training. This article is of particular relevance to educational supervisors, as it describes how they can support junior doctors in achieving the leadership and management competencies outlined in the 2009 core and specialty psychiatry curriculum.