TITLE

Leadership Imperfections

AUTHOR(S)
O'Malley, Michael
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Aug2010, Vol. 27 Issue 8, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article states that honeybees rarely operate with perfection, and examines their behavior operating in unpredictable environment. On this basis the author offers four pieces of advice for leaders managing uncertainties and ambivalent future such as accepting the inevitability of failure, making good-enough decisions, guarding against worst-case scenarios, and making the right mistakes.
ACCESSION #
52768134

 

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