Chapter 2: Level 5 Leadership group 4: audrey mackenzie, jordan martin, anders bengston, laura mcmillan, david baseme, zach vanbibber

"You can accomplish anything in life, provided that you do not mind who gets the credit" (Truman)

Level 5 Hierarchy

  • Level 1: Highly Capable Individual
  • Level 2: Contributing Team Member
  • Level 3: Competent Manager
  • Level 4: Effective Leader
  • Level 5: Executive (Darwin E. Smith)

Level 5 Leader

1. Humility and Professional will

  • The interest of the company always goes before themselves
  • They never seek attention
  • Not afraid to take risks for the better of the company
  • Ex: Colman Mockler (CEO of Gillette)

2. Ambition for the Company

  • Set up their successors for even greater success in the next generation
  • Ex: David Maxwell (CEO of Fannie Mae)

3. Compelling Modesty: Never talked about themselves

4. Unwavering Do What Must Be Done

  • Determination to do whatever needs to be done to make the company great
  • Inside the company

5. The Window and the Mirror

"He was more of a show horse, whereas I was more of a plow horse" (Wurtzel)
  • Look out the window to credit factors
  • Look in the mirror to apportion responsibility

Cultivating Level 5 Leadership

  • Those who have the seed of level 5 and those who do not
  • Practicing other findings help you to become level 5
  • Level 5 leaders exist all around us. People have the potiential


Created with images by wintercool612 - "Business" • markusspiske - "office home office creative" • cdu445 - "roundtable light interior design" • 377053 - "mac freelancer macintosh" • bogitw - "typewriter keys mechanically" • markusspiske - "home office laptop notebook"

Made with Adobe Slate

Make your words and images move.

Get Slate

Report Abuse

If you feel that this video content violates the Adobe Terms of Use, you may report this content by filling out this quick form.

To report a Copyright Violation, please follow Section 17 in the Terms of Use.