Humble leaders have more influence, they attract better people, and they earn more confidence, respect and loyalty than those who rely upon ego and power.
This was a fascinating read because John Quincy’s legacy spans from the days under the leadership of George Washington to serving with Abraham Lincoln. Here are 10 leadership lessons from my reading:
“In all betrayals of trust, however, there’s a healing process that you have to go through,” Peterson says. “The most important thing to do is forgive. Forget it and start thinking about the future.”
In his study of newly transitioned leaders, 69 percent felt unprepared for their new roles, Ron Carucci, co-founder of leadership training firm Navalent, writes in Harvard Business Review.
In a brilliant talk delivered to the Gel conference in 2006, Seth Godin spoke about the fundamental reasons behind what’s broken in the world.
When you lead a company, as opposed to just running it, one of your key responsibilities is managing the mindset of the organization.
The fearless leader fallacy harkens back to the “great man” theory of leadership, which portrayed effective leaders as those who charge fearlessly into the melee to save the day.
Great companies understand that joy is the highest form of productivity and that profit is just a bonus byproduct.
Companies are at a crossroads. One path favors, above all else, profitability for shareholders, often at the expense of the environment, workers’ rights or executives’ wellness.
“Not all psychopaths are in prison – some are in the board room,” Robert Hare famously said during his aptly titled lecture, The Predators Among Us.