Monday, May 07, 2007

A Leadership Crisis

From Yahoo:

One of two key aides to World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz resigned on Monday, saying he could no longer effectively help advance the mission of the institution under the current leadership crisis.

Kevin Kellems, who was an advisor to Wolfowitz since 2002 at the Pentagon and throughout the planning of the Iraq war, told Reuters he was leaving "for other opportunities."

"Given the current environment surrounding the leadership of the World Bank Group, it is very difficult to be effective in helping to advance the mission of the institution," Kellems said.
Though this news release is rather short, the words picked by Kevin tell us a lot.
  • Mission: a group or committee of persons sent to a foreign country to conduct negotiations, establish relations, provide scientific and technical assistance, or the like.
  • Leadership: an act or instance of leading; guidance; direction
  • Crisis: a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change.
Leadership does not involve changing the mindset of the group, but the cultivation of an environment that brings out the best (inspires) the individuals in that group.

For A Friend, who taught me this

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