Exploring Leadership in the News with Steven Pearlstein and Raju Narisetti
How Does Santa Stack Up as a Leader?
Is the always-jolly pose authentic and still credible with customers and elves? Was it a mistake to favor Rudolph with that promotion? Has success led him to cling too long to a vertically integrated business model? Is the naughty-nice evaluation system too inflexible?
Posted by Ben Bradlee and Steve Pearlstein on December 22, 2008 11:00 AM
Santa reports to Mrs. Claus, a collaborative leader and abstract thinker who continues to teach him everything he knows about leading through networks, infectious laughter, generosity and the power of love.
Posted by Patricia McGinnis, on December 23, 2008 11:37 AM
Santa is a model for CEOs. Not only does he inspire hardworking employees and happy customers while promoting niceness, but he also turns down the corporate jet in favor of doing the hard flying work himself.
Posted by Michael Maccoby, on December 23, 2008 11:22 AM