Second Place Could Be Best Choice – Richard Hytner
MEED Executive Guide – I have often wondered why management books and organisations focus solely on the firsts; why the role of the deputy, the adviser, the counsellor, the assistant, the ‘anybody-but-the-number one’ is not seen as worthwhile for an aspiring or talented leader. I have wondered why those who fulfil these roles get such little recognition and how best to create an alternative model of leadership that identifies, nurtures and celebrates these people and the profound influence they have on organizations.
In the world in which we operate, you are a number one or a number who, the supreme leader or a subordinate heeder. Even in the East, where one’s position in the hierarchy is accepted gracefully to enable organisational cohesion and mutual respect, there is a growing awareness that we have allowed uncertain times to fuel a greater sense of superiority in the few, at the expense of the potential contribution of the many…« Back to Media Articles