Friday, May 16, 2014
Leadership Breakthrough (3) Anne Sweeney
Anne Sweeney, President of Disney-ABC Television Group, may not be able to explain it entirely. But while her team apparently used the best of their analytic and planning skills, she drew on a moment of insight, maybe from her gut, that they all had to go faster. Her approach, as she describes it, was understated but pivotal: She put it on the table for her team to mull over and come back to. She didn't impose it, she didn't demand it, and she didn't cheer-lead around it. The team came back, and must have drawn up the road map for getting it done on an accelerated time frame, and ended up having an exciting year in the process.