Jordan Peterson’s Lesson for Business Leaders

Many people are reading my article over at, Jordan Peterson’s Lessons for Business Leaders: You Need Both Liberals and Conservatives.

Quick summary:

The labels liberal and conservative refer not just to Democrats and Republicans, but to people with certain personality traits, such as openness to new ideas (liberal) and conscientiousness (conservative). Jordan Peterson argues that both are vital to a successful society, economy, and, I add, business.

A company needs people who will change things, adapt to new conditions, create new products and services. A company also needs people who will manage existing processes. And these two types of people need to work together,even though they are different.

(Photo credit: By Adam Jacobs (Peterson Lecture) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons)