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Living leadership

Find yourself in leading people

The best is the enemy of the good.

Voltaire

Living Leadership describes the leadership that really lives in organisations today. There are a thousand books on leadership theory but little has been done to understand how ordinary mortals lead in real organisations. We offer our view of the reality of leadership, what works and what doesn’t – based on more than 20 years of working with leaders and the unique, four-year research project in which we lived alongside leaders and their organisations. The picture we got from being with leaders and followers in the moment was very different from the sanitised, cleaned-up view that you get in most management research when you interview people after ...

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