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Uncommon Leadership by Anthony Sturgess, Phil Higson

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INTRODUCTION

THE UNCOMMON SENSE OF LEADERSHIP

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The only explanation is leadership

Leadership in the real world rarely fits exactly into neat theories. The messy reality of the workplace puts a stop to that. Being a leader is seldom easy and always challenging, but it can also be very rewarding. And there is no doubting the value of good leadership to an organization. One chief operating officer of a retail company makes the point very clearly:

You take the same company, the same system, and basically the same pay scale, and yet you get tremendously different attitudes among employees from different stores… The only logical explanation is leadership. ...

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