Better or Worse?

October 22nd, 2013  | 

Published in Leadership, Uncategorized

“The measure of success,” said John Foster Dulles, “is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it is the same problem you had last year.”

Dulles is not just the name of an airport. Dulles was Eisenhower’s Secretary of State and Time magazine’s Man of the Year in 1955.

Smart leaders don’t need to have all the answers, but they better be asking the right questions.

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About the Author: Greg Bustin advises leaders of some of the world’s most admired companies, and he’s dedicated a career to working with CEOs and the leadership teams of hundreds of companies in a range of industries. He’s facilitated more than 200 strategic planning sessions, and he’s delivered more than 500 keynotes and workshops on five continents. His fifth leadership book—How Leaders Decide: A Timeless Guide to Making Tough Choices—examines 52 of history’s greatest triumphs and tragedies and debuted in April as the #1 new historical reference book on Amazon.

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