Friday, August 9, 2013

My approach to leadership

My approach to leadership is very simple.  It only has 2 parts:

1. I love people, and I try my best to behave in ways that inspire love and admiration from my people.

2. I don't give a damn whether my people love or admire me.

I think that combining [1] and [2] is very powerful.  Many leaders I observe can only do one or the other, so they are less effective than they could be.

Update 2013/08/10: Evelyn Woods calls it "unconditional leadership".  I really like it.

1 comment:

  1. I love this paradox Meng!
    Even if it is very difficult to manage it daily. To be able to do the right thing and bring the right energy to what we do, and at the same time to let go of the outcome and the aparances.
    To care for people a lot and to don't let that caring change our freedom of action.