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What is Affective Leadership?

As I watch leaders and question why others follow them, I am increasingly convinced that leadership is much more than what a leader says or does; it is who he is. What makes one group of soldiers follow a commanding officer into battle and probable death, while another group under a different leader chooses to mutiny? I...

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Leadership is Also About Lightness

Leadership is serious business. Leaders take care of weighty issues and solve important problems. They want people to recognize the significance of their causes. Their missions and strategic objectives are posted on their walls and seared into their brains.  I am not in the least minimizing the need for mission statements and worthy goals. In...

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Leadership – Is the Term Overused?

The word leadership is thrown around liberally, but it is less common to analyze what leadership means, to think about who leaders really are, and to consider how to expand the pool of leaders. People usually think only of the actions a leader takes, often forgetting that a real leader must have followers—people who willingly...

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