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The Positive Leader by Melina Costi, Jan Mühlfeit

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Chapter 12

Your leadership legacy (helping others and social support)

Being good is good business … If you do things well, do them better. Be daring, be first, be different, be just.’

ANITA RODDICK, FOUNDER OF THE BODY SHOP

Being good is the bedrock of positive leadership. People want to work for leaders who are, above all, good people. The best leaders understand this and strive to do well by others. They see and approach the world in a way that benefits those around them and focus on conducting themselves in responsible, ethical ways. The ‘work all hours, do whatever it takes to get things done’ attitude is set to lose its hold as human capital replaces technological efficiency as the primary source of competitive advantage in business. ...

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