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No Bullsh*t Leadership

No Bullsh*t Leadership

Havas Global Comms

Havas Global Comms

November 13, 2017

Today, as never before, people expect to have a voice, have a say and be listened to.

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By Chris Hirst
CEO, Havas Europe and UK

 

I hesitate to waste my time and yours on yet another blog on Leadership.

Yet never has the subject been more important. We look around our world and see millions of people yearning for leaders who can help them fulfil their potential. And we need leaders everywhere – in politics, science, and business, in our schools, hospitals and prisons.

Where are the great (if ocasionally flawed) leaders of the past? We live in a time where people, particularly, but by no means exclusively, the young, demand leadership by consent. Yet paradoxically we see, in public life at least, the return of the demagogue.

For many, Leadership is becoming a word devalued by over-promise and under-delivery, by the waffle of business schools and business books, by the perceived failings of politicians and businessmen and women.

We increasingly demand flawless leaders yet ask them to be human; we demand honesty, yet dare them to admit to errors.

It is a word that has been drowned by words, crying out for the salvation of action.

We have always previously believed that leaders are the people right at the very top of our public life: Politicians and CEOs; Generals and Dot-com billionaires.

 

Read the full article

LinkedIn

By Chris Hirst
CEO, Havas Europe and UK

 

I hesitate to waste my time and yours on yet another blog on Leadership.

Yet never has the subject been more important. We look around our world and see millions of people yearning for leaders who can help them fulfil their potential. And we need leaders everywhere – in politics, science, and business, in our schools, hospitals and prisons.

Where are the great (if ocasionally flawed) leaders of the past? We live in a time where people, particularly, but by no means exclusively, the young, demand leadership by consent. Yet paradoxically we see, in public life at least, the return of the demagogue.

For many, Leadership is becoming a word devalued by over-promise and under-delivery, by the waffle of business schools and business books, by the perceived failings of politicians and businessmen and women.

We increasingly demand flawless leaders yet ask them to be human; we demand honesty, yet dare them to admit to errors.

It is a word that has been drowned by words, crying out for the salvation of action.

We have always previously believed that leaders are the people right at the very top of our public life: Politicians and CEOs; Generals and Dot-com billionaires.

 

Read the full article

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