I like Adam Grant’s take on healthy corporate culture and integrated leadership roles coming from public, private and social engagement. Balance — it’s all about balance! How else can we be resilient and successful, dancing gracefully with both the changes constantly challenging us, and our calling as leaders?
The cover story in September’s Harvard Business Review is about women in leadership. I figured it would provide some good content for our discussion, but on the way to the article I got sidetracked, or maybe main-tracked, by a relevant article, Triple-Strength Leadership.
The article praises leaders who are simultaneously capable in all three sectors: public, private, and social. The government sector represents cultural change and organizing a population. The private sector is business, representing profits and using money as the incentive. The social sector refers to thinking like a non-profit organization, driven by purpose. The best leaders are those that combine their strengths in all three of those domains. The article describes examples of the different ways people have reached that successful pinnacle and concludes with steps to train the next generation considering all of this.
Adam Grant, a professor at Wharton, recently authored a NY-Times-hyped book on…
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