The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what he wants done, and self-restraint enough to keep from meddling with them while they do it.

—THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States

When discussing leadership, one of the more amusing opinions that gets tossed around is a false belief that there are no new ideas. There seems to be a fallacy that either everything has already been done, or anything new is simply a rehash of what has been discussed in academic and management circles to date. I once heard a very well-known industrial psychologist call this the “old ...

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