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Three Commitments of Leadership: How Clarity, Stability, and Rhythm Create Great Leaders by Jay Therrien, Jon Wortmann, Tom Endersbe

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CHAPTER 4RHYTHM

What Is the Commitment to Rhythm?

All leaders who truly get the best out of their teams, who inspire them to be better than they thought they could be and create an environment where people love working together, generate rhythm. The origins of leaders committing to rhythm were not about people, but production. Craftsmen across Europe at the turn of the second millennium organized into guilds. Groups of carpenters, masons, and metalsmiths each had their own associations providing the labor for diverse industries. These were the first talent academies—part union, part training center, part cartel—and the dominant model of producing and organizing the available skilled workers, until the Venetian Arsenal.

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