I read this article by David Brooks in the New York Times with much amusement.
He claims success for today’s CEOs comes more from from a focus on hard skills. I wonder if Mr. Brooks has blinkers on to what’s happening around in the world. Just one look at CEOs who have demonstrated traits that he holds so high in esteem in companies would tell him that his theory as far from the truth as possible.
I have been following the Harvard Business debate closely and the writing on the wall is clear. Its time that not just leadership but also schools that are breeding grounds for future CEOs need to look inward and rethink their strategy so tomorrow’s leaderrs are more collaborative, transparent, empathetic and inclusive.