Chapter 4

The flexibility dilemma – ‘Treat others as you wish to be treated’


  • In this chapter you will learn how to flex your style to influence your followers wisely while still meeting their expectations.
  • While Hippie Bosses focus on satisfying individuals’ needs, Emperor Bosses focus exclusively on their own views of what the whole group needs. Both constrict their organisations through loss of effective teamwork and undesired conflict.
  • An effective mindset for the Inspiring Leader is ‘I treat people in ways they perceive as respectful and in the ...

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