Chapter 8The Deliberate Leader

Deliberate leaders do their homework. They get to the bottom of problems before they propose solutions. And because they take such care to ensure quality, they’re able to provide direction that’s reliable and well-organized. We’ll elaborate on the value of the Deliberate leader in Chapter 16, but in this chapter we want to make a more careful study of this dimension. More specifically, we want to help Deliberate leaders understand some of the subtle and sometimes elusive psychological mechanisms that can hold them back.

If you’re a Deliberate leader, you probably have a strong analytical side. Although you tend to be quiet, people have immense respect for your commitment to accuracy. But clearly, underneath this ...

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