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The Extra Mile by Prof. Chris Brady, Mr. David MacLeod

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The leader; walking the walk

‘Leadership is not about making clever decisions and doing bigger deals, least of all for personal gain. It is about energizing other people to make good decisions and do better things. In other words, it is about helping release the positive energy that exists naturally within people. Effective leadership inspires more than empowers; it connects more than controls; it demonstrates more than decides. It does all this by engaging – itself above all, and consequently others.’

Henry Mintzberg46

Every leader believes themselves to be one who works hard to inspire and engage the workforce. Motivation, loyalty, commitment – everybody feels these are important qualities in an organization and therefore ones to which ...

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