Chapter 13The Show Business Leadership Hall of Fame

Look at any successful business leader and you will find a persona that inspires confidence, gives direction, and projects his or her vision. Scratch any business leader and you will find a myth. Analyze any successful business and you will discover an ethos at work. In show business leaders, persona, myth, and ethos are seamlessly integrated in both leader and business.

In this chapter, we look to five extraordinary leaders for show business lessons—our Show Business Leadership Hall of Fame. These five are all leaders on a grand scale. But it doesn't matter whether you appear nightly on national TV or only once a year at your local chamber of commerce, the same aspects of show business apply. ...

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