Herding Cats: Advice for Managing Partners

Goldfish forming an arrow“Effective leaders get people to follow without making them feel they are being TOLD what to do.”

By Marc Rosenberg
The Role of the Managing Partner

“Few things are more important to human activity than leadership. It helps countries prosper. It makes businesses successful. Parents help children become successful adults.

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“The absence of leadership is equally dramatic. Without leadership, organizations move slowly, stagnate, and lose their way. We are taught that if decision-making is timely and correct, things will go well. Yet a decision by itself changes nothing. More important is implementation, and that’s where organizations often fail.

“Implementation is about how leaders influence behavior, change the course of events, and overcome resistance. Leadership is crucial in implementing decisions successfully.” – Quinn Mills, Harvard Business School professor