Monday, March 12, 2007

Difference Between Leaders and Managers (7)

In addition to the underlying ability to develop and achieve commitment to a clear vision studies identified 2 basic characteristics for leaders who had successfully achieved significant business transformations:

1. Humility: the ability to behave in a way which engages others, due to the leader's compelling modesty
2. Will: An unrelenting will to achieve the transformation, even when faced with significant challenges and obstacles.
Collins (2001)