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Leadership in Action: Strategic Leadership by Richard L. Hughes

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Keys to Effectiveness

This framework provides a conceptual map of the territory of strategic leadership. Anyone in a strategic leadership role can use it to conduct an analysis of his or her own strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. A leader, for example, might discern that a key factor in his or her organization's becoming more responsive to the external environment is for the leader to work differently with the whole senior team. The framework itself does not say much about specific behaviors incumbent on strategic leaders. However, although we resist any simplistic set of rules for effective strategic leadership, we do believe several maxims should be considered.

Do More Than Conceive and Then Carry Out a Plan

Leaders must do ...

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