Building Excellent Leadership
Jim Collins Keynotes - The keynotes by Jim Collins focus on building truly admirable leaders, and the qualities that are...
In his speech, Collins reflects on what it means to be a Level V leader. Collins makes a convincing argument that leadership is not about personality. He says charisma should never be confused with leadership, and that it can only go so far before fizzling out. The key to effective leadership is humility. Not humility in the sense of weakness, but in the context of selflessness. Truly admirable leaders have an absolutely obsessed compulsive ambition that is not about personal gain. Those leaders have a focused ambition for a cause or a company, but not for themselves. This desire to succeed translates into a series of decisions which allow for efficient and excellent leadership.