Some leadership advice is obvious. Some of it is stuff you learned in kindergarten (please, thank you). But every so often, you’ll encounter some real–and relevant–pearls of wisdom.
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.
When to change a company’s core products or business model because of impending industry disruption—may be the hardest decision a leader faces.
“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.
Some would even say that in a “me-centered” culture, where everyone is busily absorbed in their own lives and what they are doing, we hunger for validation.
“Where is the spiritual value in rowing? The losing of self entirely to the cooperative effort of the crew.” — George Yeoman Pocock, boatbuilder, 1936 Olympic gold medal winner
To help you get above the fray, I have collected the following 17 daily affirmations for leaders. They may seem simple, and they are, but they’re also very powerful.
Look at any CEO running a profitable company and you’ll find someone who has figured a few things out. One trait many of these leaders have in common: consistency.
Paul Krugman, the Nobel Prize [winner] in economics, once wrote: “Productivity is not everything, but in the long run, it is almost everything.”
While organizations could previously expand their market position over time, they now have to operate in a context in which changes occur at constantly increasing rates.