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The Financial Times Guide to Leadership by Ms. Marianne Abib Pech

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A definition of leadership

‘If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.’

John Quincy Adams, sixth president of the USA

This chapter covers:

  • the different definitions of leadership
  • leadership in context – historical examples that have shaped the world
  • the pathways to leadership
  • a look at what leaders actually do.

The birth of corporate America

In 1868, the 14th Amendment of the US Constitution was voted in. Originally, the amendment was intended to prohibit state and local government from depriving people of life, liberty or property without due process. Savvy corporate lawyers saw the amendment as a way to gain independence from governments and, by demanding the same freedoms ...

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