Good is the enemy of excellence.

Leadership is the challenge to be something more than average.

—Jim Rohn

Good and Bad Leaders

In our research, we found conclusive evidence that leaders with poor leadership skills generate poor results. That finding will not come as a shock to anyone. It is quite intuitive to anyone who has worked in an organization for more than a few weeks. And our research is equally clear about the fact that good leaders tend to produce good results for their organizations.

What’s more, most individuals do not need sophisticated measurement tools to tell the difference between good leaders and bad leaders. They feel the difference. They have experienced the effects at a very personal ...

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