The traditional leadership industry (probably unknown to itself) feeds a false hope because they make leadership seem easy on the surface and easily reductive in formulation and application. Those stalwarts and legacy academics of the industry seldom, if ever impress upon their readers and listeners just how much hard work good leadership really requires.
The following is an excerpt from the EconTalk January 15, 2018 Podcast “Bill James on Baseball, Facts, and the Rules of the Game.” http://www.econtalk.org/bill-james-on-baseball-facts-and-the-rules-of-the-game/ Bill James, "expertise establishes validity by the credentials of the person who speaks about it." In science, something is known to be true by methods that are shared and known to... Continue Reading →
Tribes. By Seth Godin "Discomfort Leadership is scarce because few people are willing to go through the discomfort required to lead. This scarcity makes leadership valuable. If everyone tries to lead all the time, not much happens. It's discomfort that creates the leverage that makes leadership worthwhile. In other words, if everyone could do it,... Continue Reading →