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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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Leading by example is odd because it doesn’t fit standard leadership models. But analyzing how it works can radically...

To be effective, managers must do two things well: (1) achieve their targets and (2) make the best possible use of all resources....

How does an activist become a leader? Martin Luther King, Gandhi, Mandela were activists who we now recognize as leaders....

When we got fed up with managers in the 1980s we replaced them with leaders. Now that our patience is wearing thin with so-so...

The myth that vision is required to lead people distorts the meaning of leadership and reveals our obsession with top level...

In an age of escalating uncertainty, the idea that leadership means being in charge of a group is obsolete. Rapid change...