I’m usually not one for books or talks on leadership, as I’ve seen too many that are long-winded and filled with platitudes and psycho-babble.
But this short video, shown at a North Hennepin Community College employee planning meeting, is fun — and offers a look into the keys to leading a large group.
Considering what was said in MPR’s Monday segment on what qualities to look for in a college chief, it’s pretty timely. (Listen up, University of Minnesota and Minnesota State Colleges and Universities: Everyone is talking about the “vision” thing.)
If you are a version of the shirtless dancing guy, all alone, remember the importance of nurturing your first few followers as equals, making everything clearly about the movement, not you. …
But the biggest lesson here – did you catch it?
Leadership is over-glorified.
(And if you think it doesn’t apply to the upcoming U of M and MnSCU appointments, you can at least use the tips to jazz up your next lame party or wedding.)
Here’s the transcript at the original site.