Category: Leadership

Drive Out Fear

The Roman Emper­or Caligu­la became the epit­o­me of the auto­crat­ic tyrant with his mot­to oderint, dum met­u­ant (“let them hate, so long as they fear”). For­tu­nate­ly, there aren’t…

Leading by Example

Gen­uine author­i­ty is not a ques­tion of rank, but of exem­plary behav­ior, for lead­er­ship is based more on imi­ta­tion than on sub­or­di­na­tion. We could save our­selves a lot of resistance,…

Purpose over Profit

Many com­pa­nies appear to have for­got­ten the very pur­pose of their exis­tence. Most employ­ees there­fore answer the ques­tion about the pur­pose of their employ­er with the appar­ent­ly correct…

Lead like a Gardener

The mil­i­tary is often cit­ed as an exam­ple and blue­print for hier­ar­chi­cal orga­ni­za­tions. With good rea­son, because in the course of indus­tri­al­iza­tion, many com­pa­nies were indeed inspired by…