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The Living Leader by Penny Ferguson

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6

GETTING EVERYONE INVOLVED

If you want to build a ship, don't herd people together to collect wood and don't assign them tasks and work, but rather teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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I have discussed at various stages in this book the importance of communication and its strong links to responsibility. If we accept that the mark of outstanding leadership is not just how good a leader you are but the number of leaders you develop, then one of the key challenges is how you support people to think and contribute at the highest possible level in any group discussion, in order to achieve the most effective ...

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