The Purpose Of Leadership (McKinsey)

I’m a huge fan of the work that McKinsey & Company does – but I think I’ve never been more impressed than when I read this definition of leadership from the McKinsey Quarterly article, “Revealing your moment of truth” by Stan Slap:

The purpose of leadership isn’t to increase shareholder value or the productivity of work teams, though effective leadership does these things. Rather, the purpose of leadership is to change the world around you in the name of your values, so you can live those values more fully and use them to make life better for others.

The rest of the article also gave me some great insights (and reminders) on leadership:

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