What Matters Most

Bennis, Warren
November 2009
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Nov2009, Vol. 26 Issue 11, p11
The article focuses on judgment as the core of exemplary leadership. It explains leadership as the chronicle of judgment calls and cites how past experiences prevent wise judgments. The four essential competencies of successful individuals are cited such as adaptive capacity, integrity, distinctive voice, and the ability to engage others through shared meaning. The article also discusses the role of leaders as facilitators.


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