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The New Leader by Renee Kosiarek

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CHAPTER 3

Strong Leadership

The Foundations

Bad leaders will kill original ideas before they have a chance to hatch. They will discourage growth and be unable to inspire needed change and creativity in an organization. It is, therefore, crucial that organizations employ strong leaders.

So what does it mean to be a leader? There are literally thousands of definitions for leadership.

A number of definitions relate to power and a person’s ability to influence others. In fact, most leadership definitions include a component of influence, inspiration, or motivation.

John Maxwell states, “Leadership is about influence; nothing more, nothing less.”

Peter Drucker says, “The only definition of a leader is someone who has followers.”

Some definitions discuss ...

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