Leadership, Quotes, Ramblings, Reading Reflections

Seth Godin’s Heretics

In Tribes, Seth Godin several times speaks of heretics in the context of his discussion on leadership.  Heretics is a loaded term, but I appreciate the way Godin pushes leaders:

Heretics are engaged, passionate, and more powerful and happier than everyone else. And they have a tribe that they support (and that supports them in turn).

Challenging the status quo requires a commitment, both public and private. It involves reaching out to others and putting your ideas on the line. (Or pinning your Ninety-five Theses to the church door.)

Heretics must believe. More than anyone else in an organization, it’s the person who’s challenging the status quo, the one who is daring to be great, who is truly present and not just punching a clock who must have confidence in her beliefs.

Yes or no?

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