Solving the Leadership Dilemma

Solving the leadership dilemma that is plaguing most large corporations: The Three Choices
White Paper
  Published:   June 2009
Leadership is the single most important factor in determining the success or failure of an organization. Corporations are struggling to find leaders capable of navigating the waters of today’s corporate environment. The economy is in the doldrums. The chart below outlines how the current bear market compares to the three previous major downturns. The prevailing belief is that the challenges facing leaders are more complicated than they have ever been. We have made the transition from an agricultural society to industrial to technological and now to informational. We talk about things like how to survive in new economy and ethical leadership. It has led us to believe that being a leader is complicated. In reality, becoming a leader is not all that complicated. The clues are in the world around you.
"Naturally the common people _do not want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, IT IS THE LEADERS of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along, whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is TELL THEM THEY ARE BEING ATTACKED, and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. IT WORKS THE SAME IN ANY COUNTRY." _
  The basis of leadership is getting people to follow. There are whole books on the subject, but the basics have not changed for centuries. Picture the most difficult task you have to accomplish and compare it to this. How do you get the common people to go to war?
It worked the same for Hitler as it did for Bush. It will also work...