Lee Iacocca has a new book out entitled “Where Have All The Leaders Gone”. It’s a great book but then I’ve always liked the way Lee Iacocca thinks and writes. The book is quite American in its focus but if you can get past that, he makes some great points on leadership in the world today.
One of the chapters is dedicated to what Lee calls his “Nine Cs Of Leadership”. Although I still don’t believe you can use any one static set of measures to determine whether or not a person is a leader, I do think these measures are as good a set of benchmarks as I have ever seen. Mr. Iacocca’s nine Cs are: Curiosity, Creative, Communicate, Character, Courage, Conviction, Charisma, Competent and Common Sense. I highly recommend reading this great book.
Leadership is still one of my favorite topics and so I am sure I will discuss it again. I look forward to continuing the stimulating discussions that have been generated over the past few days.