I start with the premise that the role of leaders is to produce more leaders, not more followers.

—Ralph Nader

The house shows the owner.

—George Herbert

In this chapter, we seek to provide the leaders of organizations (as well as human resources practitioners) some thoughts about how to make these ideas operational. The entire thrust of this book is about leadership development. Our primary concern has been to help organizations rethink their fundamental approach to this important need. We have deliberately avoided any discussion of leadership selection. We have also avoided the debate about the distinctions of “transformational” versus “transactional” leadership. We have deliberately skirted the ...

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