One of my heroes has died.
Clayton Christensen died last Friday, January 23, 2020. He was one of my personal and business heroes. Never mind about his groundbreaking work about disruptive innovation, it was his approach to life, and teaching leaders that stood out most to me.
I met him in-person once perhaps 20 years ago. Our visit was short. He was warm, genuine, and made me feel like I was the only other person in the room.
He saw his role as teaching people how to think, not what to do.
He said of business leaders, “It’s more important to develop people than it is to chase profit margins.”
He believed it was important to help others become better people.
His brand was to “Be Kind.”