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The Hidden Leader by Barry Z. Posner, James M. Kouzes, Laurie Sain, Scott K. Edinger

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CHAPTER FIVE

Create a Focus on Results

As we have established, few things make a difference in a company like hidden leaders who are focused on results. So what is it that allows a hidden leader to sustain a powerful focus on results? We maintain it is the presence of two characteristics: taking initiative and maintaining a wide perspective. However, these aspects must be combined in the right amounts in the hidden leader. An imbalance of either trait leads to a very different type of person on the job.

EVALUATING A FOCUS ON RESULTS

Figure 5-1 illustrates how the two elements of initiative and perspective combine to indicate a hidden leader—or something else.

Figure 5-1: The four roles that emerge from combinations of initiative and perspective ...

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