The 'L' Words

Cohen, Stephen L.
July 2011
Leadership Excellence Essentials;Jul2011, Vol. 28 Issue 7, p14
The article discusses the importance of developing leaders amidst the dilemma concerning leadership capacity and capability. To resolve the situation, vital issues on leadership in four categories need to be resolved. These include strategic issues for leadership roles, alignment challenges that assure strategy compliance, talent availability to fill any requirement that may arise, and performance aspects in meeting and exceeding customer needs. The differences among leader, leading, and leadership are discussed.


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