TITLE

Great Leading

AUTHOR(S)
Buckingham, Marcus
PUB. DATE
May 2005
SOURCE
Leadership Excellence Essentials;May2005, Vol. 22 Issue 5, p3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article reports that the effective leaders develop three disciplines in their quest for clarity. The first discipline is that the best leaders take time to muse and reflect. This thinking time is valuable for it forces them to process all that has happened, to sift through the clutter, to run ideas up the proverbial flagpole and then yank them down again, and, in the end, to draw conclusions and to project clarity. The best leaders practice the words, the images, and the stories they will use to help people perceive the future more clearly. The most effective leaders don't try to come up with newer and better speeches. Instead, having practiced and refined their speech, they seek out new and bigger audiences. They revert back to the words, images, and phrasings that work for them. Effective leaders don't have to be passionate, charming, or brilliant.
ACCESSION #
17441067

 

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