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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership by Andrew J. DuBrin

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Introduction

Welcome aboard the leadership train! Leadership in politics, government, sports, and business has always been an exciting topic. During the past 14 years, interest in business leadership has surged. Without effective leadership at all levels in organizations, it is difficult to sustain profitability, productivity, quality, and good customer service. In dozens of ways, leadership does make a difference.

Effective leadership is certainly good for entire organizations and their units (such as departments or divisions). The person providing the leadership can also get some goodies, such as higher status, pay, visibility, and a feeling of being an insider. Being a leader may have its headaches, but it is also glamorous.

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