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

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Chapter 9. PRINCIPLE #9: UNDERSTAND WHAT COULD BE AMISS WITH YOUR TOP TEAM

As discussed earlier, the increase in the complexity of organizational life and the associated decline of the heroic leader demand that individual leaders behave differently than they might have in the past. However, the development of an effective organization does not stop with individual behavior. These changes away from a mechanistic organization and the heroic leadership style are profound and have a ripple effect that impacts every aspect of organizational life, something that is not often fully appreciated by those at the top.

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