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Why Should Anyone Want to Be Led by You?


4/15/2009 5:25:32 PM

Financial Post -- If you want to silence a roomful of executives, ask them, "why would anyone want to be led by you?" You'll usually be met with silence.What makes people follow leaders? We think of the charismatic leaders such as a Barack Obama, or Bill Clinton or Dr. Martin Luther King, and yet the quiet, calm leaders such as Mother Teresa or Nelson Mandella or the Dalai Lama. In business, certain leaders have developed a devoted following, such as a Jack Welch or Carly Fiorina. Did they have anything in common? Given the current mistrust of our captains of industry, the issue of what kind of leaders to follow becomes an important one.

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