Leadership Lessons from the Abbey
|July 27, 2010||Posted by M. P. under Management||
Over at the Washington Post’s website, Stephen Martin writes about the five leadership secrets of Trappist monks at the On Leadership page. Trappist monks have survived and thrived as self-supporting communities for a thousand years through focus, listening, openness, humility and thoughtful reinvention of their businesses and products.
In an age of instantaneous and nearly unlimited information and communication, where the number of fans or friends seemingly equates with value, online clicks can win funding and it sometimes feels like a game of he or she who tweets loudest and longest wins – there are leadership lessons to be had from the contemplative life.
There’s also some fantastic chocolate-covered-fruitcake.