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100 More Great Leadership Ideas by Jonathan Gifford

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The idea

Anne Mulcahy became CEO of Xerox in 2001 and saved the company from what seemed inevitable bankruptcy, displaying great focus, tenacity and a determination that Xerox would not fail because of any lack of effort on her part. There was a downside to this approach: senior colleagues warned her she was imposing her ideas without allowing the team to make their own contribution.

‘I got feedback that between my directness and ...

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