Are you a Hedgehog or a Fox?

In his book “Hedgehogs and Foxes: Character, Leadership and Command in Organizations,” Abraham Zaleznik analyses several charismatic and successful leaders. He assesses their leadership style and asserts that leaders are either Hedgehogs who view leadership as a single-minded track driven by unwavering rules or Foxes that assess and re-evaluate their goals and strategies based on ever-changing factors in business, politics, and culture.

I like to think that, using this measure, I am a fox. I am not entirely convinced, however, that being seen as a sly, cunning, wily old fox is entirely appropriate!

Anyone care to provide an alternate metaphor?  

About Peter Borner

Peter is an entrepreneur and successful business leader. Currently leading a consultancy firm specialising in technical diligence for M&A and advising global firms on IT consolidation and migration to consumption based costing through the use of Cloud Technologies.

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7 comments
pamnsc
pamnsc

@Shauna_LeanOnUs Badger ,lol

pamnsc
pamnsc

@Shauna_LeanOnUs my last name was a joke

pamnsc
pamnsc

@Shauna_LeanOnUs Pam Badger @pamnsc :}

Shauna_LeanOnUs
Shauna_LeanOnUs

@pamnsc I think it is on vacation.. Wish I could have gone with it.. lol

pamnsc
pamnsc

@Shauna_LeanOnUs my brain returns, umm humm same :)

Shauna_LeanOnUs
Shauna_LeanOnUs

@pamnsc Oh Im sorry Im so out of it right now.. Hope my brain returns soon.. LOL Hope your week is going well