Complex times require complete leaders. Partial leaders struggle during an era of paradox, ambiguity, and unpredictability. To employ a one-dimensional leadership approach may have worked in simpler times, but in an environment of moral complexity and rapid shifts in attitude, social and political circumstances, economic conditions, and technology, leaders must be capable of using their head, their heart, and their guts as situations demand.
What’s Wrong with Partial Leadership
In recent years, political, religious, military, and business leaders have all disappointed their constituencies. President George W. Bush exhibited guts in his aggressive strategy to fight terrorists, but his critics have accused him of lacking judgment ...