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Branson on Strengths and Weaknesses
Thursday, September 14
Leadership is a combination of strength and weakness. All leaders have them. All leadership moments embody them, too. Mature leaders lead from strength, but acknowledge and manage weaknesses, so that vulnerabilities become part of a balanced approach. Watch Sir Richard Branson, legendary entrepreneur, explain to the Washington Post On Leadership how a kid with dyslexia--who did not understand the difference between net and gross profit--succeeded in changing the world with the Virgin brands.
What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.