Monday, April 7, 2014

Five Things Every Leader Should Do, by Brad Smith

Create focus

Fall in love with the problem, not the solution

Lead with questions, not answers

Cast a tall shadow, not a dark shadow

Reference: Five things every leader should do.

I commented on this LinkedIn article, by Brad Smith, President and CEO of Intuit:

Until about two years ago, my daughter, in 7th grade then, struggled with Math. She's a very bright girl, and her aptitude was several grades above her actual grade. Her Math aptitude was two grades above, but it was a relative weakness for her. So I helped her. She'd often have a long list of homework "problems" to solve, and we'd go through the ones she struggled with. The first order of our work together was indeed to solve these problems. But the second order, I told her, was more important: Understand the essence of what the problems are asking, and she can see the underlying principles and identify which formulas applied. Once she's grasped this handful of principles and formulas, she can solve hundreds of problems without difficulty. These are the 2nd and 4th points that you talk about, Brad. A terrific short article, many thanks for posting!

Thank you for reading, and let me know what you think!

Ron Villejo, PhD

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