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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 14. Final thoughts

 

I never let my schooling interfere with my education.

 
 --MARK TWAIN
 

Time ripens all things; no man is born wise.

 
 --MIGUEL DE CERVANTES
 

Experience is the comb that nature gives us after we are bald.

 
 --BELGIAN PROVERB

In this book I’ve commented on the importance of the clinical paradigm in understanding organizations. I’ve emphasized the significance of emotional intelligence. I’ve discussed the shadow side of leadership – the various traps into which a leader can fall. I’ve highlighted traits that make for effective leadership, roles that leaders need to play, and practices they need to engage in. I’ve also made a plea for authentizotic organizations. Now, in concluding this book, I’d like to make a case for the fool ...

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