Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Nine Dilemmas Leaders Face

According to a 1996 Fortune Magazine article, leaders face nine major dilemmas:

- Broad-based Leadership vs. High-visibility Leaders

  • - Independence vs. Interdependence
    - Long-term vs. Short-term

- Creativity vs. Discipline

-Trust vs. Change

-Bureaucracy Busting vs. Economies of Scale

-People vs. Productivity

-Leadership vs. Capability

-Revenue Growth vs. Cost Containment

I'm sure many of these choices sound familiar to you as economic development leaders. Which are the biggest issues or concerns for you as a leader? Which are most important to your board.

Source: The Nine Dilemmas Leaders Face, Fortune Magazine, March 1996.

Download and informative paper on these nine dilemmas here.

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