How we relate to those two words will determine how we lead.
Consider two assumptions that lie at the opposite ends of the spectrum:
- Really intelligent people are a rare breed and I am one of the few really smart people. People will never be able to figure things out without me. I need to have all the answers.
- Smart people are everywhere and will figure things out and get even smarter in the process. My job is to ask the right questions.
NOTE: Liz Wiseman, best selling Wall Street Journal author of this book, has been kind enough to autograph nearly 30 copies of her book for leaders in the Information Warfare officer community. Some of our CO's have received personal letters from Liz encouraging them to take the time to read the book and assess their place on the leadership spectrum (somewhere between Multiplier and Diminisher). If you'd like a copy of Liz's book, please let me know and we'll do our best to get you a copy. RADM Andy Singer is working with Liz to evaluate whether her book might become a part of the curriculum for the IDC's Senior Leadership Seminar at the Naval Postgraduate School