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Head, Heart and Guts: How the World's Best Companies Develop Complete Leaders by Stephen Rhinesmith, Peter C. Cairo, David L. Dotlich

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BALANCING PEOPLE NEEDS WITH BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS
Touching All the Bases
 
 
 
 
It takes heart to achieve a balance between people needs and business needs. The classic leader—the driving, numbers-oriented, competitive, goal-focused person—never achieves it. A leader like this too often fails to see the connection between growing people and growing the business. Consequently, this type of executive may meet short-term business requirements but fail to sustain top performance over the long term. Ultimately, this single-minded focus on results will erode a company’s morale, leading to turnover, a lack of enthusiasm, and failure to gain true commitment to the business. This type of “heartless” leader discovers that if you drive people relentlessly, ...

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