Jean-Marie Dru On Leadership
I do not believe much in natural leadership. The majority of chief executives I know were not necessarily destined for that path. They have been molded by the events they have lived through and the people they have met.
The concept of leadership thus evolves into a much narrower question: How can you make sure you will be in the right place at the right time?
To people wishing to enter the advertising business, I always explain that the first quality they will need is tenacity. Mere talent is not much use in the face of the countless obstacles that will get in the way of the best performance. Success is born of determination rather than just ambition. Ambition relates to strategy, whereas determination is linked to execution.
Adapted from How Disruption Brought Order by Jean-Marie Dru
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