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Leadership That Matters by Molly G. Sashkin, Marshall Sashkin

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Chapter

TEN

Six Paradoxes of Leadership: Transforming Followers

People don’t change and improve by listening to scholars … . Good leaders are the best teachers, for they need followers to teach and to serve.

Tao Te Ching, Chapters 19 and 27

In Chapter Nine we raised the issue of how transformational leaders transform organizations. We identified three specific strategies. First, these leaders, with the involvement of followers, define key values as part of an organizational philosophy. They then design and implement organizational policies, programs, and procedures based on those values. Finally, transformational leaders model the values with their own behavior. In these ways transformational leaders, working with followers, construct an organization’s ...

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