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Many people share an ideal leader image. Among other traits, the ideal leader has vision, charisma, integrity, emotional intelligence, an inspiring delivery and sterling character.

The new broomNewly hired senior executives are failing fast. But the increased pressure to achieve results immediately could be self-defeating if incoming executives try too hard and, as the "new broom," sweep away people who could help them succeed.

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Are you your own worst enemy? If you excel at devising great solutions and enjoy being a hero, you might fail to foster dialogue,...

If leadership is an influence process then it can't be a role or type of person. Thinking through what leadership-as-influence...

Managers occupy roles with authority over others. But when knowledge workers manage themselves, management is a process in...

Executives can put business needs first on two levels: (1) by working hard (as individuals) to achieve results and (2) at...

Leaders who want people to be fully engaged in their vision can't use the same influencing tactics as sales people, who are...

Leadership, as normally conceived, is an intra-group phenomenon: leaders occupy roles within groups,...