Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Leadership

“A leader is decisive, is called on to make many critical choices, and can thrive on power and the attention of that decision-making role. Yet the leader of leaders moves progressively away from that role.

Yes, he or she can be decisive and command as required. Yet that leader’s prime responsibility is not to decide or direct but to create and maintain an evocative situation, stimulating an atmosphere of objective participation, keeping the goal in sight, recognizing valid consensus, inviting unequivocal recommendation and finally vesting increasingly in others the privilege to learn through their own decisions.”

Robert Galvin, CEO of Motorola in its best moments (30+years)

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