September 1, 2015

Leadership and certainty


Everybody’s looking for leaders.

Staff, investors, recruiters, managers, executives, customers aren’t after Superman.

The sign of potential: someone who seems to know where they’re going and has a credible sense of how to get there. But it’s not just about choosing a hill to climb – that’s easy.

The real deal: a feeling of certainty that this person, this team, has what it takes to work its way through every setback … whatever’s in the way … no matter what.

Certainty … that they’ll keep at it until they out-think and out-manoeuvre the problem.

No one really expects sure footedness all the way – they want to believe you’ll get there anyway.

Skippy Strategy: Hire leaders and teams for thoughtful (rather than blind) certainty.