on leadership …

If only public companies understood this:

In fact, sometimes, as the Grammy-award winning Orpheus Chamber orchestra shows, the best leadership is less leadership. No seed can grow if it is dug up and examined every week, and for people to innovate and get things done, sometimes they need some time and space and resources.

Seen today in Guy Kawasaki’s interview with Jeffrey Pfeffer.

In my experience, publicly-traded companies are the worst at ignoring this, as they continually dig up the seeds and check them, while managing for the quarter.

 


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