FROM SPECIALIST TO GENERALIST
Step one in the transition from functional to general leadership
"Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way." U.S. General George Patton's gruff definition of leadership is engagingly direct. But what it gains in simplicity it loses in subtlety; it fails to capture differences, which are substantial, in the type of leadership demanded by different roles. This is the case whether we are talking colonels and captains, or general managers and functional managers.