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Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Leaders vs. Managers

When I received my B.Sc. degree at BYU in August of 1983 (Chemical Engineering), I was thrilled to have the commencement speaker be none other than Dr. Hugh Nibley, a fellow member of my ward, the Provo Ninth Ward, and one of the most fascinating and intelligent men I have met. The speech he delivered was thought-provoking and controversial, and not terribly considerate of those in the School of Business. I my have mentioned it before, but here it is, courtesy of FARMS: "Leaders to Managers: The Fatal Shift."

I think he has some profound points. My, how we need more leaders in this world drowning in a flood of management.

1 comment:

Jeff G said...

That essay was definitely an inspiration for my paper Shepherds and Hirelings. It basically takes the same approach to church callings and may sound a little harsh unless one reads the entire thing.