Reflection on Paul Maritz Interview

I read an interview in the New York Times of Paul Maritz. Maritz discusses a leadership lesson he has learned. He said, “there is no such thing as a perfect leader.” Instead you can find around four different personalities on a leadership team. The four personalities are a strategist, a classic manager, a champion for the customer, and an enforcer. I found this very interesting because looking at my own experiences these are personalities I see at various levels of a company. Each person brings a different perspective to the table. I believe this reinforces my idea that a group of people leading something is always better than a single person. Everyone has their strength and can be very helpful if they are in the right role. When putting a team together, I am going to make sure to have people with some of these different personalities. This will help to make sure the team works great for everyone.

Interview: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/03/business/03corner.html

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