Stephen H. Rhinesmith

Most people are so used to hearing about the complete leader, the whole leader, and the balanced leader that it probably brings you up short to think of the unfinished leader as a role model. But that is what this book is all about.

When could an unfinished leader be good? Well, it might be in a complex world in which there are no easy answers. In a world where leaders need to see themselves as constantly open to new possibilities. In a world where leaders are willing to jump on new ideas and accept that they probably don't have all the answers—and never will.

A leadership model that posits that the ideal leader is finished—complete and self-sufficient—has several inadequacies in today's world. First, leadership ...

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