In the last years of her life, my mother lived in a geriatric hospital. One of the regular visitors, whose mother’s room was just down the hall, would smile at my mother each time she saw her and say, “When I get old I want to be just like you.” Leadership shows.
Leadership is conferred while values may be inferred, in no small way from a leader’s comments and actions. Character really does make a leader the most, and good, solid values are the bedrock of character. Pity the organization whose leader has little or no character. Leadership shows.
Leadership is extremely important today, and at Ivey Business Journal, we acknowledge that importance by making Leadership the theme of this issue and the next. This is the first time we’ve ever built the content of two consecutive issues of IBJ around the same issue.