The special report by HSM Management Magazine, “What it means to be a leader today” has heard global experts in the preparation of a dossier with four leadership models. Professor Falconi shared his view on what should be “the Brazilian model”.
To him, “technical knowledge and method do not happen if leadership does not want them to”, therefore, beating targets, with the team, doing the right thing should be the agenda of a leader. To ensure the implementation of this model, the magazine mentions the 18 activities described in the book True Power and reinforces that its results can be observed both in the public and private spheres.
In the private sphere, the professor mentions Pedro Faria, from BRF and Carlos Brito, from Ab Inbev, as examples of leader profiles. In the public sphere, he mentions the case of education in Ceará, in the beginning of the 2000s, when he worked with leaders of 900 schools in the state. “Today, some of the best schools in the country are located there, such as Sobral’s; their leaders have changed”, he asserted.
Professor Falconi stresses that a good leader should have an open mind to the new:“Remember that people avoid the unknown because they are afraid of it; when they get used to dealing with the unknown, they are better at dealing with change. We do this at FALCONI. A person with five or ten years of experience here is prepared to face the unknown, because they will do this every day. This is also a school”.
The most recent edition of the magazine (114) can be purchased at the HSM Management website.
Published on Jan. 26, 2016