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Business Coaching and Mentoring For Dummies by Steve Crabb, Marie Taylor

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Chapter 11

Helping Leaders Recognise ‘I Did It My Way’ Isn’t the Best Epitaph

In This Chapter

arrow Building credibility by acting authentically

arrow Embracing adaptation

arrow Thinking purposefully to get results

arrow Managing ambiguity

How a business is perceived is a reflection of how it is led and managed. Leaders who are incapable of taking the views of others into account can literally run their business into the ground. Those who bring great people into their leadership teams and who are receptive to new ideas create sustainable organisations. In a fast-changing world, businesses need to be able to adapt and quickly. Leaders need to be self-aware, able to manage in a range of conditions and good at recognising when their own ego may be getting in the way of making the right choices for the business.

This chapter highlights some of the ways you can avoid the curse of blind faith in ‘my way’ thinking if you’re a business leader and how coaches can help leaders create a healthy legacy in business.

Recognising that Inflexibility Sometimes Leads to Extinction

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