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Follow the leader?

August 20, 2011
Leadership Advisory

Leadership is dynamic and thriving organizations require that dynamic from every member, at every level, in every relationship.

Edgar H. Schein wrote in Organizational Psychology: “Good leadership and good membership…blend into each other…in an effective organization.  It is just as much the task of a member to help the group reach its goals as it is the task of the formal leader.”

For this to happen, formal leaders must demonstrate faith in their members.

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