Leadership is about being helpful

“You don’t lead by telling people what to do; you lead by being helpful.” George Shultz, former US Secretary of State, in conversation at the Hoover Institution on Jan 25th, 2016. He’s 96 years old.

A personal note. One day sometime in the early 1990s I was on the Stanford University campus for some work. I recognized Mr Shultz near a parking lot and went up to him and said hello. We chatted for a minute or two. A very gentle man and a gentleman.

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