THE HISTORY AND PITFALLS OF CONSENSUS LEADERSHIP
A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.
—MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.
There is an old story in management consulting about an entrepreneur who starts a business and over many decades builds it up from a one-man show to a thriving corporation that provides employment to thousands and goods and services to millions of customers. Along the way the man marries, has a family, and sends his children off to college and business school, because that’s what good fathers do. As part of his legacy, he brings his children and their well-educated friends into his business, ...