Behaving Leaderfully

by Joe Raelin

It strikes me that people make a difference when they behave leaderfully in everyday life. By leaderfully, I’m not suggesting that they get out in front of the pack to distinguish themselves. Rather, that they fit into the pack and, often, by mere example, serve to bring people together. In Creating Leaderful Organizations, I talk about a former student of mine named Keith, who as a Peace Corps volunteer, demonstrated this inclination in words and deeds. In my class he seemed wiser than his years in our classroom dialogue, especially when it came to questions of individual agency. He found ...

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