Commitment, Tenacity and Fierce Resolve

Leadership requires high levels of personal commitment, tenacity and fierce resolve. You cannot lead a business to the future from behind a control panel, tinkering with dials and buttons and occupying your day reading sanitized reports presented by managers who feel they have little to gain from identifying cracks in the hull of the ship. Leaders need to be out in the field, out where the action is taking place, not behind their desks. A leader needs to feel and sense what is happening. You can’t lead a business in fast-changing, hypercompetitive times by focusing on the clinical analysis of cold data that is geared to explaining the retrospective results of the previous month or quarter. You need to capture the nuance, which can only present itself in the light of day.