“At the height of the 2008 financial crisis, these four corporate leaders stepped forward—and changed how we think of leadership forever,” so writes Bill George in a column of the January 14th issue of Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge, Business Research for Business Leaders, titled ‘These 4 CEOs Created a New Standard of Leadership’.
The leaders he cites are:
- PepsiCo’s Indra Nooyi,
- Unilever’s Paul Polman,
- Mayo Clinic’s John Noseworthy, and
- US Bancorp’s Richard Davis.
You can read what he had to say about each leader at https://hbswk.hbs.edu/item/these-4-ceos-created-a-new-standard-of-leadership.
Nelson explains how each leader went beyond the historical emphasis on profitability to serve a Higher Purpose.
Nelson describes this as a “New Standard of Leadership”. We agree. We call this “Noble Leadership”. We are writing a book called The Noble Leader in an Emergent Reality. We have identified some 40 Global Noble Leaders and are in the process of interviewing many of them for the book, which we expect to be out later this year.