Monday, March 05, 2007

Surround Yourself with Good People

In a personal reflection, Carey College Principal, Paul Windsor, writes of how he is seeking to grow in wisdom as a leader.

He recounts how he was on a flight with one of the greatest leaders that New Zealand has ever had, the renowned Sir Wilson Whineray, a successful captain of the All Blacks.

At the 55 minute mark of a 60 minute flight Paul plucked up the courage and asked the great captain, “What is the key to being an effective leader?”

There was a lengthy pause….

Then Whineray said, “Surrounding yourself with good people.”

Geoff Pound

Source: Paul Windsor, Learning about Leading, Paul’s Blog, 20 December 2006.

Image: Wilson Whineray.