The Longing for Good Leaders
We want good leaders. In fact, we crave good leaders. We’re hungry for good, worthy, followable leaders in every part of our lives.
You can see it in our very public cynicism about and hanging-out-to-dry of all the leaders who fall short of our expectations. You can hear it in our hopeful, almost mythic, recounting of tales of those leaders we think/feel/believe just might be great.
We have a deeply wired-in need for leaders who will guide us well and safely; who care more about the success of the enterprise than about their own comfort; who call out our best and take full advantage of who we are. And we long to be that kind of leader as well—to evoke that I’m with you—let’s go! response from those who work with ...