Leaders as Products of Their Environment


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Leaders as Products of Their Environment
Leaders may have been born in the past, when leadership was a much less complex undertaking, but today even the most intuitive leaders are also the products of acculturation, experience, and training. In Maximum Performance, Nick Forster argues for the existence of at least five dimensions of leadership— motivational ability, ethics, vision, inclusiveness, and emotional intelligence—that must be accompanied by natural charisma in order to contribute to the formation of a truly great leader. Not even the most charismatic person alive can intuitively acquire all of the dimensions of leadership—not least because some of these dimensions are very specific to the kind of organisation the leader heads up....
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.....ibe’s knowledge. But the community always comes first, and it is only in the context of the community (not just company culture, but the culture market) that leadership arises, and which limits the prerogatives of leadership.
For these reasons, the notion of the trained leader is not just more in accord with reality, but a more egalitarian approach to the very concept of leadership.
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