Organizations are like automobiles. They don’t run themselves, except downhill.
Leadership now, requires very different behavior from the leadership tradition we are used to. It requires leaders who speak to the collective imagination of their people, co-opting them to join in the business journey; leaders who are able to motivate people to full commitment and have them make that extra effort. It’s all about human behavior. It’s about understanding the way people and organizations behave, about creating relationships, about building commitment, and about adapting your behavior to lead in a creative and motivating way.
So, ask yourself what you’re doing about the leadership factor. How do you execute your own leadership style?
“Your business can have all the advantages in the world; strong financial resources, enviable market position, and state-of-the-art technology, but if leadership fails, all of these advantages melt away.” – Manfred Kets de Vries