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The Spirit of Leadership by Harrison Owen

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CHAPTER 11The Fifth Function of Leadership

Raising Spirit

Raising Spirit is the final task of leadership. It is final in the sense that it is the last one on the list of leadership functions, and also because it represents the critical difference between continuation and ultimate demise.

When an organization simultaneously reaches its fulfillment and its end, the old forms, structures, building, plants, and facilities may persist for a period, indeed even hundreds of years, but they are rather like the remains of former civilizations—empty shells in which life was lived. There may be a few caretakers, hangers-on, and remnants of former days, but the Spirit of the place moves out pretty quickly.

Separated from the ruins of ancient Greece ...

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