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I noticed a new perspective on leadership methods in HBR Feb 07 by Deborah Ancona c.s. She argues no human being is perfect and no leader can be perfect. So maybe its for the best to stop trying to be a perfect leader. Leaders should find others who can offset their limitations and complement their strenghts. A framework of distributed leadership is provided. This leadership model mentions 4 important capabilities: sensemaking, relating, visioning and inventing. Do you agree we should stop expecting so much of leaders in organizations?

  Gurmeet
 

The incomplete leader

Very sensible observation. The concept of distributed leadership is practicable and also ensures participation and ownership across the team.

  Zdzislaw
 

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The idea presented by Donald is such an important idea. I see too many leadership coaches come in and create expectations that no one could ever satisfy. The idea of building a leadership team to complement strengths is important. Not only does it address limitations of each leader but it also enhances the organizations capability to respond to emerging situatons better. Different situations require different leadership styles, by building a team with complementary strengths dramatically increases an organizations ability to deal with different circumstances.

  Debbie Payne
 

The Incomplete Leader

The question, should we stop expecting so much of (...)

  Odukoya S.O.A.
 

Incomplete Leader

I think what we should be talking about is not a p (...)

  Arnaud
 

Self Aware Thus Completed Leader

I also agree with Donald on distributed leadership (...)

  Angie
 

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I believe, no human is perfect and so no Leader is (...)

  Adedeh
Consultant, Kenya
 

Incomplete Leader > Perfect Leader

A leader is one who paints a picture of the future (...)

  Gregory Johnson
Coach, United States
 

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@Donald: What a curious question. Leadership by de (...)

  eustace n wachira
Kenya
 

Incomplete Leaders

Many times those in position of leadership do not (...)

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