Strategic Planning Best Practices At the simplest level, there are only two models of leadership. One is the “me” model. It is top-down, dictatorial, agenda-driven, egotistic, and flashy. Beware when you hear, “leaders define strategy here.” It tells you that the leaders don’t understand the most basic of human principles.
The other model is a “we” model. (What is a true leader?) Strategy and implementation are not separated. “We” research, “we” plan, “we” build each other up, and “we” roll-up-our sleeves and work together. The “we” model is focused on the notion that “we” care about each other, “we” care about our customers and making a difference, “we” are smarter and “we” can accomplish more together. (What is a multiplier leader?)
Highlights by David Willden