Leadership Quote: Peter Rennie


“The CEO and his executives often have difficulty in letting go of tendencies towards heroic leadership that are inherent in our society. Heroic leaders, who are usually male, often resort to underhand means in order to win and look good. These behaviours support the development of FIBS* cultures. The heroic leader is often driven by unrecognised fears of not being needed or of others being powerful. They seek to accumulate power and disempower others.” ~Peter Rennie, Melbourne, “Hubris to Humility—Stepping Stones to Greatness,” Executive Excellence, December 2003

* FIBS:ROCK spectrum (