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Friday, October 19, 2007

Colgate's Reuben Mark on Leadership

Among the best articles Knowledge@Wharton has published recently is a report on a speech about leadership delivered by Reuben Mark, Colgate-Palmolive's recently retired CEO (after a tenure of 23 years).

Mark's ideas reflect his accumulated experience and his humane view of how to lead a business organization. He emphasizes the importance of continuous improvement and of staying focused on products "in which the company can maintain a strong position." He also advises that effective leaders nurture a caring internal environment.

A summary point that Mark particularly emphasizes: "The job of the major leaders in the organization centers around culure."

The whole Knowledge@Wharton report (about 1600 words) concerning Mark's views on leadership is refreshing to read.


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