Will you be? Or Will You do?

Oct 7, 2011

In memorium, Steven Paul Jobs.

There are leaders who want to be something, and those who want to do something. The difference is important.Leaders who want to be something – acerbic, insightful, demanding, passionate, precise, charismatic – whatever – make for great leaders, more often than not.

Those who want to do something: revolutionize their product, their team, their company, their industry…the world – are transcendent. Once in a lifetime. Never-to-be-seen-again revolutionaries. Icons.

Which are you? Are you consumed with being something, or doing something?

Oh, and one more thing…when/if you do actually do something that really matters, you get to be whatever you want. Forever.