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Leading With Wisdom by Jann Freed

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Leaders Model Resilience

How can organizations be creative in the absence of creative and curious leaders? —Betty Sue Flowers

One of the characteristics of being a sage is staying power. A sage has endured obstacles and recognizes the importance of coping mechanisms and ways of being resilient. A clear theme that emerged among the more than 100 interviews was the significance of modeling resilience and renewal. But what exactly is resilience, and more importantly, how do leaders build their reserves of such a vital leadership skill?

Richard Boyatzis, co-author of Resonant Leadership (2005), told me that in working with executives he ...

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