Magazine article Journal of Property Management

From the Top: Leadership.What Our Business World Needs Now

Magazine article Journal of Property Management

From the Top: Leadership.What Our Business World Needs Now

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What is going on out there? One after another, our business icons are falling off their pedestals, taking their companies and our money with them. Ethics and the leadership to enforce them are being recognized as the essential business element-without which a business cannot survive.

It is sobering and unnerving to observe these huge bastions of capitalism fall so far so fast. If it can happen to them, is any organization safe? In my opinion the answer is, it depends. It depends on leadership and the values flowing from that leadership.

As CPM(R) members, we are expected to be leaders. Honor and ethics are the cornerstones of our profession. Setting a leadership example within our company requires effort and commitment. Sometimes power and authority get confused with leadership. Leadership should be exercised at virtually all levels of an organization.

Leadership starts with a strong bias for responsibility-responsibility first for yourself, but also for being a responsible person in the larger world. …

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