Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Extraordinary Leadership

Taking a break from McGonigal’s book today because I seem to have misplaced it.   Oops.  Anyway, some good ideas have crossed my desk today – all very worthy for sharing.

Geoffrey James has a great piece on Inc.com describing eight attributes that define an “extraordinary” management philosophy.  Usually, I find these kinds of lists to be either so high level that you can’t actually follow them without doing all the work yourself or so low level that they don’t apply to any business other than the one in the article.  But this list does a pretty good job of giving good, generalizable, and actionable insight. 

There still is a large gap between advising leaders to “inspire employees to dedicate themselves to the success of their peers and therefore to the community–and company–at large” and actually doing this.  But it is more actionable than the title of this attribute, which is “A company is a community, not a machine” which is the usual claptrap.

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