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The Manager's Pocket Guide to Organizational Learning by Stephen J. Gill

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Leadership

What do people mean by leadership? Most employees are not looking for a leader like Gandhi or Churchill. For the most part, they just want someone who will help them be successful without a lot of pain. Unfortunately, what they usually get is someone who gets a lot of things done, but who does not help individuals, teams, and the whole-organization learn.

A hierarchical, command-and-control leadership style is still predominant in all types of organizations regardless of organizational values and mission. Rummler and Brache contend that it is effective in certain situations, but when it comes to organizational learning, it is usually ...

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