Many organisations recruit on the basis of competence and promote on the basis of character. In the following fascinating interview with Stanford’s Lindred Greer, she tells how groups consistently choose people to lead challenges not because they are the most experienced but because they are taller, louder or appear more confident, often with less than good results!
We believe truly Resilient Leaders are able to step up and lead or step back and follow depending on situational requirements. This demands high levels of awareness of self and others, humility and a focus on the Strategic Intent.
Put another way and as Thomas Paine said “Lead, follow or get out of the way”