LEADERSHIP WITH PURPOSE AND PASSION
Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?
—“The Summer Day,” by Mary Oliver
In 1998 Andrea Jung was facing the most difficult decision of her long and successful career. Four years after joining Avon Products, she had just been passed over for promotion to CEO in favor of one of the company’s outside board members. “I had an offer to become CEO at another company, but Ann Moore, CEO of Time, Inc. and an Avon board member, advised me to stay,” she recalled. “She told me, ‘Follow your compass and not your clock.’ ”
I had fallen in love with what Avon does. I realized I would prefer ...