In 1959, a forty-five-year-old Vince Lombardi was hired as head coach and general manager of the Green Bay Packers. It was his first NFL head coaching job, and he had a daunting task before him: How do you turn around a franchise that had not produced a winning season in over a decade?
The legendary basketball coach John Wooden put it best in his book “Wooden on Leadership,” where he wrote: “A volatile leader is like a bottle of nitroglycerine: The slightest knock and it blows up. Those around nitroglycerine or a temperamental boss spend all their time carefully tiptoeing back and forth rather than doing their jobs. It is not an environment, in my opinion, conducive to a winning organization.”
I am pleased to announce the promotion of Russ Clemmer from Vice President of Marketing and Business Development to President. Russ has been with Legacy Advisory Partners for 4 years. He will be gaining strategic planning and implementation duties while continuing to lead our management consulting division.
In a previous post, I shared a story about how at Legacy Advisory Partners we arrived at the decision to forgo developing a list of corporate values for our company in favor of adopting what we have since coined “The Great 8” leadership virtues -- which form the foundation for my new book The Great 8: A New Paradigm for Leadership.