Flight of the Buffalo
IN THIS SUMMARY
A provocative leadership model to help organizations stop operating like buffalo and start "flying" like responsible, interdependent geese. The process, called Leading the Journey, is based on the leadership principles of determining focus and direction, removing the obstacles, developing ownership, and stimulating self-directed action. Leadership theory has not caught up with the new reality that the principal tools of production are not machinery, equipment, or managerial expertise, but the ideas and talents of the people. If leaders want employees to act as if the company is theirs, they must modify systems in order to make it theirs.