The Higher-Ambition Leader (HBR)

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...“higher-ambition leaders” because, unlike many executives, they are not content with achieving only strong economic returns. Rather, they strive to generate high performance on three fronts at once: creating long-term economic value, producing significant benefits for the wider community, and building robust social capital within their organizations. Many CEOs, of course, do well in one of these areas, but what sets higher-ambition leaders apart is their ability to unlock their organizations’ full human and business potential to excel in all three.