Teaching Leadership LO6975

Christian Giroux (lmccgir@LMC.Ericsson.SE)
Thu, 25 Apr 1996 09:34:49 -0400

Replying to LO6950 --

Last week there was a conference in Montreal titled "Tomorrow's
Organization: Manage the Knowledge Revolution" (or something along those
lines, I'm translating from french). The first event was a converstion
between Warren Bennis and Peter Drucker: "Management, the first 50 years."
During this conversation, Peter Drucker said something that really struck
me. It was along those lines:

"Historically, a country needed 10 to 20 leaders to be effective, a King,
a Fieldmarshall, and so on. Typically these people were brought up,
educated from day one, to become leaders. We're now in a totally different
situation, where thousands of leaders are necessary in our society. This
is unprecedented. We do not know how to teach people to become leaders if
we don't start at the most tender age..."

This, to me, brings a new (historical) perspective to the issue.

Christian Giroux


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