This week I taught a module on leadership for the BUS4050W class. One of the concepts I emphasised was from Jim Collins “Level 5” leadership. Collins says that a level 5 leader has a paradoxical blend of humility and fierce resolve.

I closed off the session with a quote from  Lao Tzu. I heard it for the first time  when I was in Switzerland last year. It was used at the end of a presentation by a social entrepreneur and it reads as follows:

“Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start
with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best
leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will
say ‘We have done this ourselves.” – Lao Tzu

This is definitely my favourite quote on leadership, and it’s something that I hope to emulate in my work 🙂


Image was taken during my hike last week 🙂

Song of the day: Mitis - Forests
Blog 133/365. Read more about my #365of25 journey here

 

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