There is a leadership continuum that ranges from extreme self-interest/narcissism to human-centered leadership. During these chaotic times, corporate boards must hire human-centered CEOs and understand that companies must focus on society's needs, not only profit if capitalism is to thrive. People want to work for companies with a soul and desire to purchase products – and even pay more- from firms that seek to improve the world. Maximizing shareholder value is as outdated as Taylor's theory of scientific management. America becomes stronger if corporate leaders work together to help everyone prosper, not just the top 1%. Everyone wins.
Friedman, Hershey H. and Pham, Ngoc Cindy
"Self-Centered vs. Humanity-Centered: The Most Critical Continuum for Choosing Today's Leadership,"
The Journal of Values-Based Leadership: Vol. 16
, Article 11.
Available at: https://scholar.valpo.edu/jvbl/vol16/iss2/11