Favorite HBR "Imagining the Future of Leadership" Post #8 (New 21st Century Leaders)

Jan 26, 2011

Bill George, former CEO of Minneapolis-based Medtronic Inc., argues that successful 21st Century leaders will focus their time and attention on four things:

  • Aligning people around core missions and shared values
  • Empowering leaders throughout their organizations and networks
  • Serving customers well (which is ultimately how shareholders and stakeholders are also staisfied); and
  • Collaborating - across boundaries of every description, because today's challenges are too large and too complex for any one business or organization to solve alone.

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