“James March, professor emeritus at Stanford, is known for his research and thinking on organisational design and behaviour.
March believes that every skilled leader is both a poet and a plumber.
The poet work of leadership includes articulating direction and formalising cultural values, crystallising beliefs with words and stories.
The plumbing work of leadership includes the creation of systems and building the discipline of execution…
Poetry helps create a culture people want to be part of. Plumbing helps people work efficiently and effectively.”
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