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Leadership Pure and Simple: How Transformative Leaders Create Winning Organizations by Greg Carolin, David Wilkins

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CHAPTER 12Self-Mastery

Before any process can be implemented, it must first be mastered by those suggesting its implementation.

When a group of executives is asked to name leaders they admire, depending on where they are in the world the list is likely to include some or all of the following familiar names:

• Steve Jobs (Americas)

• Ho Ching (Asia)

• Michael O’Leary (Europe)

• Tony Fernandez (Asia)

• Graham McKay (Africa)

• Richard Branson (Europe)

• Warren Buffett (Americas)

• Nelson Mandela (Africa)

• GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar, and Paul Harris (Africa)

• Oprah Winfrey (Americas)

For better or worse, we live in the era of the celebrity CEO, so much so that many have speculated as to Apple’s fate in the post-Jobs era. After all, “He was the ...

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