There seems to be a common ailment affecting many leaders today. This ailment isn’t specific to industry. It has affected leaders in both the private and public sectors.
The problem with many leaders today is that they don’t lead. They follow. They respond. They react.
Public sector leaders
Our politicians look at the polls to decide on their positions. Of course, they need to be responsive to the people.
But we need leaders with BIGG visions. Their vision shouldn’t sway with the winds of public opinion.
It may not be popular at a given moment in time. Leaders don’t care.
They do care about importance. Great leaders help their people understand why achieving the vision is essential.
But as we said earlier, this ailment hasn’t just affected leaders in the public sector.
Private sector leaders
We’re told that marketing is everything. Business schools train future leaders to listen to their customers.
It’s now conventional wisdom. And, of course, it’s important. But it’s not enough.
We need leaders who know when to lead. As Henry Ford said, “If I would have asked my customers what they wanted, they would have said a faster horse.”
We need entrepreneurial leaders. We need leaders who see things that customers don’t.
We need inspirational leaders who bring innovative solutions to the market. We need leaders who bring customers products and services they never realized – and never would realize – that they needed.
We need entrepreneurial leaders – in the private sector and the public sector. The key to prosperity is leaders who have been cured of this ailment. It will lead to BIGG success.
Are you ready to lead?
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