The Responsibilities of Leadership
Today’s reading is from the January 2009 Wharton Leadership Digest. It is a portion of a speech “The Responsibilities of Leadership” by Alex Gorsky, Worldwide Chairman of Johnson & Johnson’s Surgical Care Group.
In this part of the transcript Gorsky is discussing the time when he managed a large number of employees for the first time.
While you are not managing 3,000 employees, as he was, I think that you’ll find a number of examples in his story that will speak to you in your situation today:
The behaviors you allow in the organization set an important tone. You, as a leader, have a responsibility for creating the right tone, culture and attitude.
Build teams comprised of people with diverse skill sets and perspectives.
Work to get your organization lined up behind the goal and to get their personal goals lined up with the goals of the organization.
Take a moment today to reflect on these key points from Gorsky's speech. Perhaps, they suggest work you could do to strengthen your team.
Have a great week. . . . . jim