Leadership Is a Group Sport

“In an increasingly complex world, appointed leaders simply don’t know enough to decide what is new and better. Leadership is a group sport, not an individual heroic activity.”
Edgar Schein

There are the ‘hero’ leaders who believe they have to do it alone. But there are those who realise that they need the support and help of others. Those who humbly and honestly admit:

“Wait a minute, I can’t do that. I need help. I’m the CEO, but I need help. I need to listen to people. I need to understand how to do this from others who know better than I do.”

Interested in the topic? You might like to read Ego Zehnder’s “In Conversation with Ed Schein“.

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