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Leadership Rules: 50 Timeless Lessons For Leaders by Jo Owen

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LEADING THE ORGANISATION

INTRODUCTION

Leadership is not just about your personal skills and qualities. It is about how you deal with your organisation, whether it is a small departmental team, a global firm or a tribe.

In some areas, it is very obvious that we can learn from the past and learn from tribes. Business leaders often make big talk about “competitive warfare”. That simply shows how little they know about real warfare. If you lose a business battle, you might lose money. If you lose a tribal battle, you lose your life. This gives an intensity and focus to tribal competition which ensures that they are very practical.

In other areas, it is less obvious what we can learn from the past. Information systems in the tribal world consist largely ...

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