Mastering Management: How to Groom the Leaders Of the Future

By: Michael Useem

“For management writer Peter Drucker, leadership is having followers who “do the right thing”. For political historian James MacGregor Burns, leadership is a “calling”. For US president Abraham Lincoln, leadership is appealing to the “better angels of our nature”. Leadership is also a matter of making a difference. It entails changing a failed strategy or revamping a languishing organisation. It requires us to make an active choice among many plausible alternatives, and it depends on bringing others along, on mobilising them to get the job done. Leadership is at its best when the vision is strategic, the voice persuasive and the results tangible.”

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