A WHOLE LEADERSHIP APPROACH TO BEING CLEAR ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE THE COURAGE TO BE KNOWN FOR

Fortunately, many leaders are more naturally values-driven today than in the past. This is due in part to how our model of effective leadership has evolved. Until relatively recently, a leader’s watchwords were loyalty and obedience: expect the former and demand the latter. In turn, a leader was loyal and obedient to the next boss up the line. The leader’s own beliefs were subsumed by the larger organizational needs. A company’s policies and processes, structure and strategy dictated those beliefs.
Today, however, the complexity and uncertainty of most organizations and markets leave leaders no place to hide. The simple loyalty-and-obedience formula ...

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