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The New SuperLeadership by Henry Sims, Charles Manz

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Introduction:A Call for SuperLeadership

“Give a man a fish, and he will be fed for a day;teach a man to fish, and he will be fed for a lifetime.”

EVERYONE HAS HEARD THIS EXPRESSION, and the logic underlying this book is similar. We might paraphrase: “Be a strong, even a charismatic leader and followers will know where to go as long as you light their way. Teach them to lead themselves, and their path will be lighted always.” And we would add, “In return, they will illuminate new paths of opportunity that you might have never seen.”

A number of years ago we coined the term “SuperLeadership” to describe leadership that helps others to lead themselves. Given the wave of demand for individual empowerment that was beginning to sweep the country ...

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