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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Thought(s) For the Week: On Education & Leadership

 Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella addresses delegates during the launch of the Windows 10 operating system in Kenya
I am defined by my curiosity and thirst for learning...I buy more books than I can finish. I sign up for more online courses than I can complete. I fundamentally believe that if you are not learning new things, you stop doing great and useful things.

Satya Nadella
Microsoft CEO 

Our team is always on the prowl on candid thoughts and ideas to enhance the level of discussion.   This statement from Satya Nadella was so poignant on Education Today and how leadership has to factor it all in to live up to Bill George's admonition that, "...The hierarchical leader is out. The empowering leader is in...".  

This statement mirrored what one of the leading lights of leadership, Jim Collins, reflected upon when he coined the idea of "Level Five Leadership".     The idea of leaders being humble and thinking of themselves less while maintaining an open and engaging effort is the essence of transformation that organizations need.      It was interesting that Jeff Pfeffer took on Jim Collins  despite the reality to the contrary as epitomized by this on Indian CEO's--lessons to be learnt by us all. 

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