‘You’ve got to motivate’
Though a post on John Federico’s blog a couple of days ago, Juggling e-mails, blogs and integrity, I can accross an article from the CNN website: Today’s leaders juggle e-mails, blogs and integrity.
It is the second section of the article, which did really get my attention. There, the anonymous author, interviews Marshall Goldsmith, who has published Global Leadership: The Next Generation. The whole section seems to be really worth meditating for many wanabee leaders, especially the last sentence. Emphasis are mine.
« The role of leadership has changed from the top-down — ‘I’m going to tell you what to do approach’ — to a more asking, listening and participating [approach]. »
« You’re managing a bunch of smart people, » Goldsmith said. « You can’t tell them what to do and how to do it, you’ve got to involve them, you’ve got to listen, you’ve got to motivate them.«
[…] the most difficult thing is « getting people involved so they own the vision. »
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