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The Coaching for Leadership Case Study Workbook by Laurence S. Lyons

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Casefile 4

Fat Sid’s Big Problem

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Leaders persistently work hard to make sure they have the right people in their team. Bear in mind that good people are often scarce. So, for the leader this basically means:

1. Retaining good people—by engendering loyalty
2. Evicting people—sometimes requiring a leader to be ruthless
3. Repelling boarders—by acting with firmness
4. Attracting good people—by maintaining a good reputation as a leader

Your success, and indeed your very identity, as a team leader depends on your ability to optimize these four behaviors when under pressure in an emerging situation. This might mean balancing short-term pain against ...

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