Steve Jobs is now enjoying or enduring a Tom Sawyer moment, hearing what will eventually be his eulogy.

The word about Apple’s future is all over the map, and you have probably read it all. Without a crystal ball, my best bet is that Apple will be different: better or worse? Who knows?

When Apple’s board seeks a new CEO, its goal should be to find a charismatic leader with a vision.This is tough, because leaders with these three very different gifts are rare. With two-out-of-three or just one-out-of-three, an organization can function – even thrive. Can it soar? Probably not. 

Consider the leadership of your own organization. Does your CEO, PTA President, or Office Manager have one, two or all three? What might be different if your leader were a three-fer? 


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