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Committing to Collective Leadership

We have so many opportunities, so many problems to solve. The single biggest constraint is who’s going to pick up that ball and run with it. And not just do what they’re told, but be able to problem-solve in real time, make decisions, and accept accountability. If I can work out how to accelerate the development of leadership capacity by making existing leaders better and attracting more, then all the other problems will solve themselves.

—Peter Sands, Standard Chartered Bank

BUILDING COMPANIES THAT SEEK to create both economic and social value is, as we have seen, leadership-intensive. Higher-ambition leaders expect more of themselves, their colleagues, and their companies. They develop strategies that ...

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