I’ve written about leadership extensively in the past, but the combination of social/political division and the pandemic have made it clear we need more from those who are directing our major organizations and institutions. I’ve had the good fortune to work with a number of strong leaders during my time at Microsoft and while serving on several boards. Naturally, I’ve had the opposite experience occasionally – certainly frustrating but also instructive. From all of these interactions, I’ve determined that it’s pretty easy to differentiate mediocre leaders from those that are successful. What is more interesting is how successful heads of organizations stay at the top of their game – and in fact, continue to improve. In cycling terms, how do great leaders find their top gear?
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