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Leadership: The Inner Side of Greatness, A Philosophy for Leaders, New and Revised, 2nd Edition by Peter Koestenbaum

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INTRODUCTION

The Oath of Inner Greatness

Nine Keys to Business Wisdom

A week after the events of September 11, 2001, Fast Company's Polly LaBarre, a friend, called me with these powerful leadership questions:

  • The big question on the table right now is, How do we behave as businesspeople? How do we reconnect with meaning as we go forward in our work?
  • How do we get back to doing what we do—competing, strategizing, working effectively, making deals—without forgetting or trivializing this global tragedy? How do leaders most effectively deal with this tension between getting back to business and paying attention to the aftershocks of this event?
  • What can we learn from this event? How must leaders lead and behave in order to keep that lesson alive ...

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