„Every businessperson knows a story about a highly intelligent, highly skilled executive who was promoted into a leadership position only to fail at the job. And they also know a story about someone with solid—but not extraordinary—intellectual abilities and technical skills who was promoted into a similar position and then soared.
Such anecdotes support the widespread belief that identifying individuals with the “right stuff” to be leaders is more art than science. After all, the personal styles of superb leaders vary: Some leaders are subdued and analytical; others shout their manifestos from the mountaintops. And just as important, different situations call for different types of leadership. Most mergers need a sensitive negotiator at the helm, whereas many turnarounds require a more forceful authority.“

—  Daniel Goleman, p. 93-94
Daniel Goleman Foto
Daniel Goleman
US-amerikanischer Psychologe 1946
Werbung

Ähnliche Zitate

Daniel Goleman Foto
Werbung
Daniel Goleman Foto
Nigel Cumberland Foto
Richard Nixon Foto
David Lange Foto

„The statement which has been made by the Leader of the Opposition was that the intelligence has stopped. I don't know whether that was a personal confession or whether it was a statement of position.“

—  David Lange New Zealand politician and 32nd Prime Minister of New Zealand 1942 - 2005
Source: Gliding on the Lino: The Wit of David Lange, compiled by David Barber, 1987. Referring to Jim McLay's comments on the effect of the nuclear ships ban on the exchange of military intelligence with New Zealand's allies.

Manfred F.R. Kets de Vries Foto
Werbung
Bhakti Tirtha Swami Foto
Haile Selassie Foto

„The art of leadership is in the ability to make people want to work for you, while they are really under no obligation to do so. Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged.“

—  Haile Selassie Emperor of Ethiopia 1892 - 1975
Context: The art of leadership is in the ability to make people want to work for you, while they are really under no obligation to do so. Leaders are people, who raise the standards by which they judge themselves and by which they are willing to be judged. The goal chosen, the objective selected, the requirements imposed, are not mainly for their followers alone. They develop with consumate energy and devotion, their own skill and knowledge in order to reach the standard they themselves have set. This whole-hearted acceptance of the demands imposed by even higher standards is the basis of all human progress. A love of higher quality, we must remember, is essential in a leader. Speech on Leadership in Speeches Delivered on Various Occasions, May 1957-December 1959 (1960), p. 138.

Dana Gioia Foto
David C. McClelland Foto
Werbung
Colin Powell Foto
Isaac Asimov Foto

„There is more to a science fiction story than the science it contains. There is also the story.“

—  Isaac Asimov American writer and professor of biochemistry at Boston University, known for his works of science fiction and popula... 1920 - 1992
Robot Dreams (1986), introduction

Matt Haig Foto