You have to enable and empower people to make decisions independent of you. As I’ve learned, each person on a team is an extension of your leadership if they feel empowered by you they will magnify your power to lead.
IBM has taken a leadership role in this area and is prepared to be a technology partner with companies around the world to take advantage of these new developments.
In terms of having views and being prepared to express them, yes, I think New Zealand’s had a leadership role in a lot of things.
I am endlessly fascinated that playing football is considered a training ground for leadership, but raising children isn’t. Hey, it made me a better leader: you have to take a lot of people’s needs into account you have to look down the road. Trying to negotiate getting a couple of kids to watch the same TV show requires serious diplomacy.