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Breaking the Leadership Mold: An Executive's Guide to Achieving Organizational Excellence by Maribeth Kuzmeski

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Chapter 2. PRINCIPLE #2: BREAK THE MOLD

Given that the design of organizations has evolved during the previous decades, it would be safe to assume that the way organizations are led has also changed. The mechanistic model of organizations demands a certain style of leadership. The organic model demands something else.

For as long as humans have inhabited the world, there have been leaders. Leadership is not some man-made construct, but rather, it is deeply embedded in who we are as social beings. It is seemingly in our DNA. Whenever a group of people is faced with a task, whether it is now or back in the days of hunters and gatherers, successful accomplishment typically required at least one individual to take on a different coordination-type of ...

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