In his monograph to the book Good to Great, Jim Collins hypothesizes about two types of leadership skills – Executive and Legislative.
I’ve been blessed to work with many varying not-for-profit organizations leading staff and board retreats and dialogue teams and facilitating strategic planning. I’ve learned a lot.
While non-profits have benefited from experiential business knowledge, I’m convinced it’s time for business to learn from the social sector. An example is Jim’s hypothesis about the legislative leadership skill that exists in the social sector where he says, “… no individual leader … has enough structural power to make the most important decisions by himself or herself.”
And my thought – in the 21st Century business environment – can any leader afford to not be confidently competent at the legislative skill?