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Thinking about Leadership by Nannerl O. Keohane

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What Is Leadership?

TO UNDERSTAND LEADERSHIP at its most basic level, consider a group of individuals otherwise unconnected with each other who want to accomplish some common purpose. The homeless people mentioned in the introduction who come to Camp Runamuck want to be protected from thieves and other predatory activities and have some minimal order and cleanliness in their surroundings. A more familiar example is a group of strangers shipwrecked on a desert island. They share a basic goal: to be rescued from their dangerous predicament. In the meantime, they need to navigate their alien environment and find food, water, and shelter.

Each individual could attempt to deal with these challenges alone by exploring the terrain, constructing ...

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