Woodrow Wilson called for leaders who, by boldly interpreting the nation’s conscience, could lift a people out of their everyday selves. That people can be lifted into their better selves is the secret of transforming leadership.
You watch television and see what’s going on on this debt ceiling issue. And what I consider to be a total lack of leadership from the President and nothing’s going to get fixed until the President himself steps up and wrangles both parties in Congress.
Leadership is particularly necessary to ensure ready acceptance of the unfamiliar and that which is contrary to tradition.
Turnaround or growth, it’s getting your people focused on the goal that is still the job of leadership.
I believe that the capacity that any organisation needs is for leadership to appear anywhere it is needed, when it is needed.