I have been through the plethora of books, seminars, proselytizing, and baloney about leadership theory. Why do I subject myself to this? Because a small percentage of this stuff actually has value. Leadership skills are so crucial, that it really is worth wading through all the muck and mire to find an occasional gem.

The problem with most is that leadership is treated as if it's a formula.

Do this and you'll be a great leader. This leadership technique works for everybody. That's the baloney part!

This may make a leader's job easier, having a formula for leadership and applying that same formula every time. The problem is, it works a very small amount of the time.

Leadership is an art. Great leaders are able to analyze situations ...

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