Real Leaders Step Forward When Others Step Back

On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the new economy. We talked about a great many things, and the minutes turned into hours. Toward the end of the conversation, this CEO recited a well-known quote from the early 20th-century visionary businessman Peter Drucker, often considered the inventor of modern management:

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"I like to explore the intersection between emotion and business in the public-profit world. I have observed a natural tension in this space which leads to juicy and provocative conversations. I try to remain detached, stay open-minded, and play devil's advocate to seek and speak the truth."

TheEmoBiz lives in the forest with a spouse, toddler, and dog, has been working in business for over a decade, has a daily spiritual practice, and comes from a family of writers. Follow @TheEmoBiz on Medium and Twitter.
 

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Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
09/05/2017
On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more
Metal spheres in a circle show example of leadership from the center.
09/05/2017
On Monday morning I was in a rare circumstance — the CEO of a large urban bank was knocking on my corner office door, asking to have a few minutes of my time to philosophize about the future of the... read more