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Patricia McGinnis
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Patricia McGinnis

Former President and CEO of The Council for Excellence in Government, McGinnis teaches leadership at Georgetown University's Public Policy Institute and advises the White House on leadership programs for presidential appointees.

The Mrs. Claus Factor

Santa is the ultimate networker. Far from being an "industrial-age manager," this leader has broken the barriers of time, limited resources, and widespread cynicism. Santa not only communicates, listens, and interacts with his customers and partners across the globe, but he has also structured an elaborate global supply chain through which results are delivered that produce utter happiness and delight. He is a visionary leader with a vast imagination, who mentors and inspires the next generation of visionary parents and friends.

Ruldolph, his reindeer friends, and the elves are not what they seem. They lead the marketing department of Claus, Inc.; the production is actually completely decentralized, as is accountability for on-time delivery, quality control and customer satisfaction. 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.

Don't you believe in magic?

Happy holidays!

By Patricia McGinnis

 |  December 23, 2008; 11:37 AM ET
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Perhaps this kind of thinking will become prevalent in the Obama Administration

Posted by: jwmorrison | January 6, 2009 12:37 AM
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