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Leadership in Action: Wired to Inspire - Leading Organizations Through Adversity by Susan S. Rice, Meena S. Wilson

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SECOND WIND

One of the original definitions of the word inspire was “to breathe life into.” Inspirational leadership can breathe the capacity for responding to adversity into the heart and soul of an organization, and this capacity becomes part of the organization's culture. If people are involved in building and accomplishing the inspirational leader's vision for the organization, if their work is connected to that vision and to their own motivations and values, the value of the resulting commitment to the overall success of the organization cannot be overstated. If the organization's culture is one that inspires rather than oppresses, it can only have the effect of creating a more productive organization and profitable bottom line.

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