THREE

Action Orientation

When you look at the life of Napoleon or Alexander the Great, or Florence Nightingale or Mother Teresa, you’ll find that they were incredibly active men and women all the time. They were not contemplative and waiting for things to happen. They were people who had an idea, a concept, and a mission and then launched.

Leaders are innovative and entrepreneurial. Entrepren eurial comes from a French word meaning “to undertake or to do.” Innovative means trying new things and getting on with them. Leaders don’t analyze things to death.

This is the motto of the business leader of today: Do it. Fix it. Try it. It comes from the Tom Peters book In Search of Excellence, where he says that top companies are those that make more ...

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