While Fortune senior editor Geoff Colvin lists three lessons we can learn from the greatest 50, I believe there is a fourth that he does not point out...personal leadership energy.
In the old days when we were not as connected as we are now, it was possible for people and corporations to hide information or remain anonymous... Today, like it or not, reputation is king.
A key insight that is often overlooked is this: A position can be given, but leadership must be taken. Putting someone in a powerful position gives no guarantee that leadership will take place.
"But what would you want your children to remember you for? What would you want your industry to remember you for? Do you have what it takes to overcome your current and future crises?”
We’ve entered a significantly different era that demands a change in the way we’ve traditionally thought about development.
If 90% of workers claim that they’d rather be with family, why are so many opting not to do so?
In today’s market, speed is everything. A key question facing large companies therefore is how to remain nimble and agile in an ever changing landscape.
What if, instead of stretch goals, employees were given goals that only specify the minimum level of performance outcomes required, and leave everything else loose or undefined?
How can the right to use top-down autocratic leadership be earned in an era where everyone is free and empowered in today’s 24/7 wired society, where position power is woefully inadequate, and where leaders stand naked in today’s age of total transparency?
For far too long, we’ve been confusing leadership with followership and with pleasing people.