Paul Danos, Dean Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
As dean of the Tuck School of Business part of my job is to make sure that we develop future business leaders. To do that needs a sense of what makes a good leader, and experience shows us that there is no single attribute common to all great leaders.
If I were to create the perfect leader, I’d blend a variety of qualities. I’d include the vision of Thomas Jefferson, the practical creativity of Steve Jobs, the mastery of knowledge of Alan Greenspan, the tenacity of Charles de Gaulle, the focus of Bill Gates, the inspirational abilities of Winston Churchill, the steadfastness of Pope John Paul II and the courage of Martin Luther King. And I’d assign one other quality as well, one that is often overlooked in discussions of leadership. The quality is selflessness, and you would be hard-pressed to find anyone who better personified it than Mother Teresa.
Starting with no money but inspired by divine providence, which, granted, not every business leader
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