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The Secret Language of Leadership by Stephen Denning

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CONTINUING THE CONVERSATION
When minds meet, they don’t just exchange facts: they transform them, reshape them, draw different implications from them, engage in new trains of thought.
—Theodore Zeldin1
 
If the initial task of the language of leadership is to spark energy and initiate forward motion, its never-ending task is to ensure that the change idea continues to be pursued with sustained élan, spirit, and passion. The first steps aim at creating the spark; once that’s happened, the flames need to be fanned and turned into an unstoppable conflagration. Thus it’s one thing to get people excited about a worthwhile idea: it’s another to keep that energy flowing.

Three Challenges

The challenges here are threefold.
From within, there’s ...

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