Sep 21, 2011

The Best Leadership Tweet Ever. Leaders Can We Solve Leadership Problems, Please?

Day after tomorrow will be exactly one year I've been on Twitter. There were tweets I learned from, laughed at, or – admired!

Apart from tennis news, I've been following economy, business, management, leadership, finance, entrepreneurship, technology authors, business icons, VC’s, entrepreneurs...

Twitter was a source of great content, a lot of it concerning leadership.


Reed Morse is not a leadership author. He is a CEO/Co-founder of Punchd, recently acquired by Google.

Where is Leadership in That Tweet?


  1. Action with leadership result (job creation!)
  2. Attitude (positive impact on others/world feels good!)

If you read my posts in June, you know that there are Three Types of Leaders That Really Impress Me These Days:

1. The ones who keep jobs (theirs and ours)

2. The ones who create jobs

3. The ones who help people find/create jobs

Just few days ago I discovered Gallup’s Chairman and CEO, Jim Clifton thinks the same.

The excerpt from Clifton’s book expected in October (‘’The Coming Jobs War’’, Gallup Press) confirmed what I have felt, thought, and seen around:

''The demands of leadership have changed. The highest levels of leadership require mastery of a new task: job creation.''

Chairman and CEO of Gallup About Leadership (Challenge)

Following are few paragraphs I selected from the excerpt of The Coming Jobs War in Gallup Management Journal:

''As of 2008, the war for good jobs has trumped all other leadership activities because it's been the cause and the effect of everything else that countries have experienced. This will become even more real in the future as global competition intensifies.

If countries fail at creating jobs, their societies will fall apart. Countries, and more specifically cities, will experience suffering, instability, chaos, and eventually revolution. This is the new world that leaders will confront.

If you were to ask me, from all the world polling Gallup has done for more than 75 years, what would fix the world -- what would suddenly create worldwide peace, global wellbeing, and the next extraordinary advancements in human development, I would say the immediate appearance of 1.8 billion jobs -- formal jobs. Nothing would change the current state of humankind more.

Of the 7 billion people on Earth, there are 5 billion adults aged 15 and older. Of these 5 billion, 3 billion tell Gallup they work or want to work. Most of these people need a full-time formal job. The problem is that there are currently only 1.2 billion full-time, formal jobs in the world.

This is a potentially devastating global shortfall of about 1.8 billion good jobs.

More than peace or money or any other good, the business, government, military, city, and village leaders who can create good jobs will own the future.''

Leadership Problem and Leadership Job

''The leadership problem'', says Clifton, ''is that an increasing number of people in the world are miserable, hopeless, suffering, and becoming dangerously unhappy because they don't have an almighty good job -- and in most cases, no hope of getting one.''

I have no 75 years of data like Gallup, but I can see it is so. Leaders are the ones to take the firststep. That is why I wrote Leaders? No, You CAN NOT Mind JUST Your Own Business.

And that is why I thank all of you who, like Reed Morse, gave your contribution, or are trying to make a difference.

So if we are leaders, we have to solve leadership problems, and give people hope. It is a job of a leader. A job that creates jobs. A job that keeps the peace.

Is there a more important job in the world?

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