As mentioned in Chapters 3 and 6, the goal of the Open Source Leadership study was to learn how people viewed leadership and motivation for superior performance. We wanted to test some generally accepted “truths” and ascertain if they were still valid in today’s uber-connected and uber-populated world.
Through a structured questionnaire we asked approximately 16,000 senior and midlevel executives from 28 countries the following:
Q1. What do Nelson Mandela, Steve Jobs, Mahatma Gandhi, Jack Ma, Abraham Lincoln, Howard Schultz, Aung San Suu Kyi, and Soichiro Honda have in common?
Q2. What do business leaders most need to do in order to drive unprecedented success in today’s fast-paced environment? ...