Chapter 5

The Three O Model of Leadership

The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that gets the people to do the greatest things.

—Ronald Reagan

Connie is a new project manager with a team scattered across the Americas. She’s a leader who is getting the job done but starting to feel the stress of working beyond her comfort zone. Though her project is on time and on budget, she is starting her day earlier in order to accommodate stakeholders in Asia and scheduling meetings after her children’s bedtime. While the team seems to be doing fine, she is tired, cranky, and fears she can’t maintain this pace for long. “If this is what ...

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