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Get real

Practise the art of the possible

When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for poor fundamental economics, it is the reputation of the business that remains intact.

Warren Buffett

Leaders are often seen as standing apart and seeking to mould organisations. There is a widely accepted image of the leader having to “force change through” his organisation. The metaphor of a rodeo cowboy comes to mind, wrestling the steer to the ground, dominating it by force in order to impose his will. The underlying assumption is that the qualities of individuals determine the nature of the leadership and the context provides a stage on which the individual can shine.

In Living Leadership we turn the ...

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