Leadership Quote: Dee Hock

October 2008 / Leadership Quote

Here is the very heart and soul of the matter of leadership: If you seek to lead, invest 50% of your time (attention) leading yourself-your own purpose, ethics, principles, motivation, conduct. Invest at least 20% leading those with authority over youand 15% leading your peers – Use the remainder to induce those you “work for” to understand and practice the theory – If you don’t understand that you should be working for your mislabeled “subordinates,” then you know nothing of leadership. You know only tyranny—Lead yourself, lead your superiors, lead your peers, and free your people to do the same. All else is trivial. ~> Dee Hock, founder and CEO Emeritus Visa International