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Creating Leaderful Organizations by Joseph A. Raelin

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2 The Distinctiveness of Leaderful Practice

The Concern about Authority

Although leaderful practice applies at all levels of the organization, it might well face its most direct assault not from those on the front lines but from those in the executive suite. Executives and their exponents might say, “Sharing and collaboration might work well among regular employees, but we must set the course and tone of the organization from the top.” For example, Carol Hymowitz, who writes an “In the Lead” column for the Wall Street Journal, reports the experience of general manager, Cynthia Danaher, in an article titled “How Cynthia Danaher Learned to Stop Sharing and Start Leading.” According to Hymowitz, the very talents that bring success to leaders at ...

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