Leadership Quote


“There is a tendency to be dependent on individual leaders. To me, it is important to develop collective leadership. I don’t like to get credit for all that we achieved. Millions of people contributed to the results that we achieved…I like more egalitarian relationships. I especially like to orient people to learn.” ~Anatakas Mockus, Mayor of Bogata, Columbia
“Worshiping in the cult of the hero-leader who drives change is a surefire way to maintain change-averse institutions. In fact one can hardly think of a better strategy to achieve precisely this goal. The price that we all pay in the long run is incalculable: institutions that lurch from crisis to crisis, continual stress on the members of those institutions, mediocre (at best) long-term performance, and further reinforcement of the point of view that ‘common people’ are powerless to change things.” ~Peter Senge, “Leadership in Living Organizations,” in Hesselbein et al (eds.) Leading Beyond the Walls