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The Leadership Mystique: Leading Behavior in the Human Enterprise, Second Edition by Manfred F. R. Kets de Vries

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Chapter 8. Characteristics of effective leadership

 

I have always admired the ability to bite off more than one can chew and then chew it.

 
 --WILLIAM DEMILLE
 

The world is divided into people who do things and people who get the credit. Try, if you can, to belong to the first class. There’s far less competition.

 
 --DWIGHT MORROW
 

You will never be a leader unless you first learn to follow and be led.

 
 --TIORIO

It’s hard for anyone who’s not change oriented to be an effective leader. Contemporary society doesn’t give us the luxury of choice between stasis and change. Change is here to stay, with or without our approval, and the rate of change escalates almost daily. Think, for example, about the differences in lifestyle between you and your grandparents. ...

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