Thursday, February 02, 2006

Level 5 Leadership

Jim Collins describes a leader that often surpasses all others. He calls this leadership Level 5 Leadership in his book Good to Great. Here are the qualities of a Level 5 Leader:

  • Ambition for the organization: Setting up successors for success.
  • Compelling modesty.
  • Unwavering resolve to do what must be done.
  • Looks outward to give credit and inward for responsibility.
The Level 5 Leader has both great ambition for the company/organization/mission and great humility. His pride is in the accomplishment of the organization rather than himself.