Thursday, December 11, 2008

To lead is to listen

Seth Godin interviews Richard Branson about the value of listening for innovation and leadership. You can spare 1min 15 for that, can't you?

Listen - and listen aggressively!

As Branson says, your customers have got more and often bigger brains than you have. And they'll tell you what they want - for free. (Image courtesy)

Watch it here.

BTW American Express, while you're listening... we prefer portable video (ie a code snippet which makes it playable here a la Youtube) not a fixed location we must point at. Just so's you know.

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?