Chapter 1. Leadership Principles: The Basis of Successful Leadership

There is no single style of leadership that works. But there are basic principles of leadership that all effective leaders apply regardless of their personal style of leadership. This book is about those principles.

But the book is also about the greatest mistake that a leader can make. That is to fail to understand how important it is to adapt these principles to the particular context in which the leader is operating. What works in the corner office of the leader’s own organization can be a disaster when applied mindlessly in other contexts. What do I mean by context?

I mean not only the context of the organizations that leaders lead but also the other environments in which ...

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