A Quote by Bill George on leadership, mission, values, and organization
The leader’s job today, in 21st-century terms, is not about gaining followership. Followership is an outmoded notion. Leadership starts with gaining alignment with the mission and values of the organization: What are we about? What do we believe as a group? Goldman Sachs, where I serve on the board, has achieved solid alignment around its mission: “The clients’ interests always come first.” At Medtronic, we aligned around the idea of “alleviating pain, restoring health, and extending life.” It was clear that anyone who didn’t buy into that could work somewhere else.
Source: The Thought Leader Interview: Bill George: http://www.strategy-business.com/press/article/07409
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