Igniting The Strategic Spark In Others If the whole purpose of leadership is to leverage ...
The true essence of leadership cannot be captured with just one symbol or analogy. There are many symbols, images, and analogies that represent leadership, but one symbol that stands out in my mind and captures the true nature of leadership is a circular ring; specifically because of its physical characteristics, universal use, variety in styles, as well as purposes.
While watching one of my grandchildren play Whack - a - Mole at an amusement park I was struck with how much fun the child was having being busy. The smile on his face, the effort he expended in trying to smack the mole as soon as it popped up, and the excitement in his voice as he screamed with joy all told me that the ageless game has as much appeal today as it did many years ago when I played it as a child. Whack - a - Mole, the game, is fun and perhaps a good exercise to develop hand-eye coordination. Whack - a - Mole, the business practice, is a sure recipe for ineffectiveness and ultimate failure.
CMOE discusses how leadership and teamwork have helped propel Manchester United to become one of the greatest sports teams in history. Embracing change, developing talent, and creating a team culture for success is a few of the ingredients that has made this team world renown.