First and foremost, define what you
are looking for.
Leadership is not rank, it is
It is the lifting of a
vision to higher sights –
the raising of a subordinate’s performance to a higher
It is the
building of a subordinate’s personality beyond its normal
A leader must set strict principles
of conduct and responsibility, high standards of performance,
and respect for the individual and his work.
Identifying a New Corporate Leader
First: look at what the
candidates have done – and what their strengths are. You can
only perform with strength. What has each candidate done
with his strengths?
Second: would look at the
institution and ask: “What is the key challenge?” Try to match the candidate’s strengths with the needs.
Third: Look for
integrity. A leader
sets an example, especially a
strong leader. He or she is someone on whom people – especially
younger people – in the organization model themselves.
Matsushita's 7 Core Principles of Management
selecting a leader, always ask yourself: “Would I want one of my children to
work under this person?"
leader is successful, then the young people will imitate him. Ask yourself:
“Would I want my child to look like this?”