This is one of the best examples of leadership I have ever heard, given from Bill Campbell. He was/is an executive coach to individuals such as Steve Jobs, the Google Founders (and many more) as well as Chairman of the board at Intuit.
A man asks a question late in the interview around how leaders should traverse the unstable landscape between political issues within their company. Bill’s answer is spot on.
“As a CEO, your job is to break ties within the company, and if you cannot see where the ties are within your organization – then you shouldn’t be there. You need to get to the bottom of it ASAP.”
Watch the clip at the 56:00 mark and if you have time watch the entire hour long interview.