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"Leaders Stay Involved"

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You remember your mom. She had eyes in the back of her head. She always knew what you were doing without even turning around. This parent skill would go a long way with today's leaders. Leaders stay too far removed, waiting for news to come to them, says Harvard business professor Jay Lorsch. Think: all those financial leaders who were blind to mortgage related problems at their companies former Mayor Koch regularly asked citizens: How am I doing? It's too easy, said the former mayor, to suffer from pride and arrogance. I always want a report card. Or, at the very least, eyes in the back of my head.