Shibboleths of Leadership

Secretan, Lance
June 2007
Leadership Excellence;Jun2007, Vol. 24 Issue 6, p3
The author discusses several prevailing management paradigms. The first one highlights the six sigma ideas which is said to guarantee that there will be no job losses as a result of streamlining work or eliminating positions. The second one stresses the importance of having a company mission, vision and values while the third one deals with training or coaching, which provides an ongoing partnership that inspires members to fulfill their personal and professional lives.


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