Why Leadership Matters

Fisher Jr., James R.
September 2006
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Sep2006, Vol. 23 Issue 9, p11
The article reflects on the importance of adaptable leadership in a changing environment. The kind of leadership that society needs is defined by the dominant themes of the times. During the time of former U.S. president Andrew Jackson, society needed a leader who resonated with the people and articulated their desires. The information age reflects a parallel need except that it is less physically dangerous. What the post-industrial age needs is a new leadership amidst declining expectations.


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