It's impossible to change direction without support
Question: Egypt's unfolding political crisis raises a broader question: Can an entrenched, powerful leader, one who has resisted change, successfully lead a country or an organization in a different direction if circumstances suddenly demand it? Or is it necessary to bring in new leadership?
It's incredibly difficult to regain trust once it's been lost and impossible to change direction without support. We're operating in a complex, uncertain environment, and effective leadership today requires embracing change, not resisting it; and welcoming opposing ideas, not ignoring them. Leaders need to inspire people and connect them to a higher purpose. Once they've lost that ability, once the organization has given up, only new leadership can rebuild trust and drive change.
February 2, 2011; 3:18 PM ET
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