CHAPTER 5

Leading from the front

How to revolutionize supply chain performance through inspired leadership

The older and grumpier I get the more I come to realize that the most important thing in the life of any enterprise is ‘leadership’. The fortunes of the enterprise rise or fall on the back of the leadership style of the C-level executive, as simple as that, and we have a myriad of examples to support this assertion. In this respect, Boards have a great responsibility, because they choose the CEO in the first place and should keep an interest in talent management in general.1 After that, the appointed CEO will gather his or her team around and the task of re-aligning the enterprise with its various stakeholders begins. The best, most authentic ...

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