Sunday, July 6, 2008

Leadership is Having a Point of View

Preparing for the Perfect Product Launch.
By: Hackett, James P.,
Harvard Business Review,
April 2007, Vol. 85, Issue 4

Point of view. Roger Enrico, former CEO of PepsiCo, once declared that "Leadership is having a point of view." To me, a point of view is a conviction and a concrete mission. The point of view is not only more believable after a thorough think phase, but the chosen option is less controversial. The point of view also assures critical closure of debate.

James P. Hackett ( is the president and CEO of Steelcase, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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