Sunday, March 31, 2013

Race to the top

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Another great post by Seth Godin on employment.

Seth's whole post is here:

http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2013/03/toward-zero-unemployment-.html

LEADERSHIP: Management is almost diametrically opposed to leadership. Management is about generating yesterday’s results, but a little faster or a little more cheaply. We know how to manage the world—we relentlessly seek to cut costs and to limit variation, while we exalt obedience.

Leadership, though, is a whole other game. Leadership puts the leader on the line. No manual, no rule book, no ├╝berleader to point the finger at when things go wrong. If you ask someone for the rule  book on how to lead, you’re secretly wishing to be a manager.

Leaders are vulnerable, not controlling, and they are racing to the top, taking us to a new place, not to the place of cheap, fast, compliant safety.

Are you being a leader, or just doing what your predecessor did?