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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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CHAPTER 1

Foundations of Leadership

“We are such stuff as dreams are made on, and our little life is rounded with a sleep,” Shakespeare tells us in The Tempest (act 4, scene 1). So is the Leadership Diamond model surrounded with a context, and in order to appreciate its celebration of life, we must first understand what this context means.

The heart of the Leadership Diamond model is presented in preliminary form in Figure 1.1. Greatness lies at the center of the Diamond; the space it inhabits results from the simultaneous activation of four fundamentally different styles of thinking or ways of greatness: vision, reality, ethics, and courage. We begin to examine these dimensions in the next chapter.

But before we are ready to embark on this analysis, ...

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