Looking for This Kind of Leadership

I fancy myself a management guru, even though I’m not; but hey, it’s my blog so I can dream. If I could afford it, I would devour issues of Harvard Business Review. Alas, I have to content myself with what they post for free on their site. This article by AG Lafley – “What Only the CEO Can Do” – resonates with me. [See a similar post of mine from a few years back – “The Three Things I Focused On.”]

Note the similarities. Translate and make sense of all of the disparate points in the universe that may or may not relate to your business. Figure out who you are and who you aren’t. Balance execution today with investment tomorrow. And live out the standard of values you want your entity to follow by. Those are good words for CEOs, executive directors, pastors, superintendents, and even heads of families. Would that we see more of this kind of leadership in a world that, however cynical, still hopes for it.
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