Jim VandeHei on Starting Politico: My First Crack at Leadership Was a Disaster

From a story on axios.com by Jim VandeHei headlined “3 ways leaders can win with soft power”:

My first crack at leadership, in the garage-band days of starting Politico, was often a disaster: I had two speeds — fast and faster — and it drove others nuts. No wonder we soon had a reputation as a sweatshop with a high burnout rate.

Why it matters: Since then, a revolution has unfolded, with soft power replacing hard power, EQ trumping IQ, purpose rivaling profit. It is upending how everyone leads — including me.