The Leadership Question

The search for authentic reform, as well as the answer to the question why we have such difficulty implementing what we know, begins when we question our current notions about leadership. Though there is great appeal to the concept of leadership, it will not take us the distance we need to travel. It is not easy to question something we have been searching for most of our lives, but it is the right starting point.

The strength in the concept of leadership is that it connotes initiative and responsibility. Good friends in hard times. It carries the baggage, however, of being inevitably associated with behaviors of control, direction, and knowing what is best for others. The act of leading cultural or organizational change ...

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