Category Two: Leadership Is Art

This category shuns the thought that leadership can be learned from an external example such as military history. Instead, it focuses on an internal process of reflection and soul-searching. The title of one book—Leadership Is an Art—says it all. There are variations on the art theme, such as Leadership and the Art of Conversation and Zen Lessons: The Art of Leadership. Other titles in this category, such as Leading with Soul: An Uncommon Journey of Spirit and Synchronicity: The Inner Path of Leadership, lead me to believe that leadership is somewhat mystical. A dominant theme is that the only way to reach one's true enlightened leadership potential is to become immersed in the kind of internal reflection usually ...

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