Practicing positive leadership involves more than the personal pursuit of excellence or the demonstration of individual capabilities. The organizational context must be taken into account, and organizational behavior entails much more complexity than does individual behavior. Organizations have multiple constituencies that must be addressed; processes, routines, and structures that have to be considered; and cultures, embedded values, and traditions that need to be respected. Employee preferences and relationships must be taken into account, and competitors and customers must be acknowledged. Given all these demands, it is helpful to have a framework to help you identify priorities and trade-offs ...

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