Tuesday, May 28, 2013


A key task for any leader is to provide clarity with regard to direction and values. Capabilities and actions must be consistent with that clarity. Ignorance, lethargy, and corruption are its enemies.

The job of providing clarity is never completed because circumstances change and people are accordingly affected. Woe to the leader who believes that the direction and values are self-evident or that the leader is immune from their enemies.

That's why when leaders periodically clarify matters for followers, they are also doing so for themselves.


Eclecticity said...

Nailed it here. If leaders are not clear, people will fill in the blanks themselves and most often not in the leader's favor. E.

Michael Wade said...


I'm glad you like it. I think we've all seen this.