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The Many Context of Leadership: One Size Does Not Fit All

Book Description

This Element is an excerpt from Ultimate Leadership: Winning Execution Strategies for Your Situation (9780131933866) by Russell E. Palmer. Available in print and digital formats.

Find the right way to lead in any environment, because “one size” definitely does NOT fit all!

One of the biggest mistakes a leader can make is to fail to understand that what works in the leader’s own organization can be very wrong in other contexts that may be part of the leader’s wider responsibilities. I have seen leaders who were brilliant in shaping their own organizations fail utterly when they found themselves in leadership roles in very different kinds of organizations. Each context requires a different approach to leadership…