08 April 2010

Producing Leaders Vs Producing Business

I had a view that the organizations should produce leaders to win in business. Now, I feel that it is the other way. The business (or need) produces the leaders. I m not talking about building one's leadership qualities. I m talking about the need of leaders to drive business goals. When you have business, you will have a support system or a cushion for people to be always at peak of their performance (meeting business goals) and the mistakes are quite fine when you are at your peak performance. When the people are at their peak performance, they naturally become stars. So, producing leaders (or rather business leaders) starts with producing more business. If you have more project managers (or more seniors), you need to have more projects.

If you ask me, which takes precedence, I would say "producing business" makes bigger sense than "producing leaders".

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