As soon as everyone is on the bandwagon with one idea, a leader should be working on the next one.
Beware of the tyranny of making small changes to small things.
Rather, make big changes to big things.
The real leaders of tomorrow are already working on the next big idea, the one that will drive growth into future. They're already far beyond the ideas that created today's results.
Leadership is having a point of view.
The soft stuff is always harder than the hard stuff.
In really good companies, you have to lead.
You have to come up with big ideas and express them forcefully. I have always been encouraged -- or sometimes forced -- to confront the very natural fear of being wrong. I was constantly pushed to find out what I really thought and then to speak up. Over time, I came to see that waiting to discover which way the wind was blowing is an excellent way to learn how to be a follower.