Jim Whitehurst: What I learned from giving up everything I knew as a leader


  • Leadership is not about control and compliance, it’s about creating the context for the best ideas to emerge out of your organization.
  • Success is not about having the best ideas or making all the right decisions, success is making a lot of decisions, but being open and transparent and non-defensive enough to be willing to change those decisions when the circumstances warrant.
  • I was brought in to create the context for people to do their best work.