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The Positive Leader by Melina Costi, Jan Mühlfeit

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Introduction: setting the scene for positive leadership

‘Average leaders are viewed as business executives, the best leaders are viewed as great human beings.’

MIKE MYATT, FORBES LEADERSHIP COLUMNIST AND CEO COACH

You were born an original; don’t live as a copy. These days, the world is obsessed with weaknesses. Individuals, organisations and even countries think that fixing faults and flaws is the only way to climb ‘Mount Everest’ and reach the pinnacle of success. In the business arena especially, we’re caught up with the idea of changing ourselves to fit the ideal profile of a first-class leader. In my view, this preoccupation with weaknesses is the biggest illusion of our time and a huge waste of the most valuable resources we have as ...

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