This month’s issue of Fast Company has a short, but good article, from Marcus Buckingham. It is based on his new book, The One Thing You Need to Know. I really liked his first and second book, so I’m looking forward to this one as well. It’s worth picking up the magazine to read this article, or waiting for a month when it will be available herefor free.
To sum it up, he gives describes a leader as someone who gives us a clear picture of the future. That is the most important role of a leader. In every culture in history, people have feared the future, and great leaders are those who give people a reason to move forward into it.