Are we too reliant on words in describing leadership?

There have been several excellent and popular books on leadership such as John Maxwell’s The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership; Stephen Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People; Ken Blanchard’s, et al., Leadership and the One Minute Manager; Sheldon Bowles’ Gung Ho; and Dale Carnegie’s The Leader in You.

The problem with these books and other books on leadership or books in general is their reliance on words. Why might this be a problem?

There is no doubt that spoken and written language as a form of technology plays a significant role in our progressive evolving as social beings. It increases our ability to move knowledge and information tenfold among human kind. This is probably ...

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