Sunday, December 4, 2011

Leader's Ambition - Organization Mission

The best executives have as their ambition contribution to the mission of the organization.

"If your leadership flows first and foremost from inner character and integrity of ambition, then you can justly ask people to lend themselves to your organization and its mission." (Jim Collins)

Organization members don't work to fulfil the self centric ambitions of a leader. They work the mission of the organization.

"In a world where the very best people are ultimately volunteers, why on earth should they give over their creative energies to advance the greater glory of a leader whose ambition is first and foremost self-centric? They shouldn't, and they don't." (Jim Collins)

Jim Collins in foreword to the book, Hesselbein on Leadership

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