The Incomplete Leader

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The Incomplete Leader
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?...Sign up

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

Incomplete Leader
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 sati...Sign up

The Incomplete Leader
Debbie Payne
The question, should we stop expecting so much of leaders in organizations, as related to being the "perfect leader" strikes me as odd in some ways. M...Sign up

Incomplete Leader
Odukoya S.O.A.
I think what we should be talking about is not a perfect leader but perfect leadership, and I will like to inform you that there is perfect leadership...Sign up

Self Aware Thus Completed Leader
I also agree with Donald on distributed leadership. Each and every "great leader" has limitations, just like every human being. The difference ...Sign up

Incomplete Leader
I believe, no human is perfect and so no Leader is a perfect because he/she is a human being. BUT I believe there is a PERFECT LEADERSHIP. Leadership ...Sign up

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Adedeh, Consultant, Kenya, Member
A leader is one who paints a picture of the future and prospects in such a way that employees are motivated to accomplish such defined g...Sign up

Incomplete Leader????
Gregory Johnson, Coach, United States, Premium Member
@Donald: What a curious question. Leadership by definition lacks definition. As such, there can be NO perfect leader. However, if we are to speak to t...Sign up

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eustace n wachira, Kenya, Member
Many times those in position of leadership do not recognize how incomplete they are. They assume to have all what it takes for their positions. I have...Sign up


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