Not Following Leaders ​

Comment by EE Magazine on a quotation from a speech:

The following quote is taken from a speech by Fred Kofman at the World Government Summit in Dubai, published in the Entrepreneur magazine. Kofman is Advisor of Leadership Development at Google and author of the acclaimed “Conscious Business” book that has been translated to more than 10 languages and received numerous awards. 

“True leaders have no followers. A true leader is simply the first one heading towards his/her purpose. People don’t follow leaders; they follow the purpose. It is not about what happens to individuals, but the way they choose to respond in a difficult situation and the conscious choices they make for a greater purpose rather than simply reacting—this is what makes the difference. Being mindful is about always asking: What am I going to do, and why?”
Republished with permission of Fred Kofman.
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