Accept Leadership Equality
* The responsibility of leadership is distributed equally among all of us, whether we own up to it or not
* No one individual has more value than another
* Every contribution influences outcome, no matter how small
* Our influence extends laterally as well as vertically, and those above us may need us most
* We must be transparent and seek input from dissenters
* We must seek input from other leaders
* We must be humble and embrace the shared leadership. No one person takes all the credit, nor all the blame.
* We have a responsibility to contribute to a greater good. An organization can be profitable, but can not place greater value over profit than on the individuals or the community.
* Tolerance is required.
* We must work toward a sustainable future.
It Starts in School
If we want to develop a future of businesses that are both profitable and do good, we need to start teaching leadership equality in schools as part of character education. Responsible business leaders must push their way into schools, and pursue changing our system of education.
The Business Community
We need to direct our communication to the masses instead of just to "leaders" and charge people with the responsibility of stepping up to the plate. "With great power comes great responsibility," said Benjamin Parker, Peter Parker's wise uncle in Spider-Man. We all hold that power. Within existing organizations, begin today by changing your perspective to Leadership Equality.