Defining Leadership Code

NO ONE DISPUTES that leadership matters. We recognize good leadership firsthand when a leader we admire inspires, excites, engages, or even leaves us. Beyond our personal awareness, research has shown that the quality of leadership helps meet the expectations of investors, customers, and employees. While we can stipulate that leadership matters and that we know it when we encounter it, it is much more difficult to find the elusive answer to the simple question, “What makes an effective leader?” In study after study about what CEOs worry about, a chronically important topic is how to develop the next generation of effective leaders.

This book attempts to do the improbable, if not the impossible. In a brief and clear ...

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