My post on Inc.com today, “Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America,” begins
Six Lessons I Learned at Lunch With the Best Leader in America
Experience trumps everything in leadership and she has more than you do. From the Girl Scouts to the White House.
IsÂ Alan Mulally, former CEO of Ford, whose stock price went upÂ 18 timesÂ under his watch, a fair judge of good leadership?Â How aboutÂ Peter Drucker, the “founder of modern management”?Â How aboutÂ Marshall Goldsmith, named the #1 leadership thinker in the world in 2015?
If we can accept them as reasonable judges, they all named Frances Hesselbein–advisor to the U.S. Military Academy atÂ West Point,Â fourteen-yearÂ CEO of the Girl Scouts, holder of almost two dozen honorary degrees, and more–as the best leader in the country.
In Peter Drucker’s words: “Frances Hesselbein could manage any company in America.”
I had lunch with her last week and you can tell why they said so.