Leaders provide meaning

By Stuart Crainer and Des Dearlove

Talking with Stew Friedman, a professor at Wharton, we told him we’d been struck by the powerful strain of optimism in his work. ‘Well, I’m glad that you picked that up,’ he replied, ‘because that is, to me, the hallmark of what leaders have to do; to convert the harsh realities of today into a hopeful path to make the world a little better. It is about looking at reality as clearly as you can and then, creatively, and in concert with other people, trying to figure out ways to improve the . . .

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