The Trouble with Leadership Theories by Doug Sundheim at Bloomberg on 5 May 2014

The author makes the case that leadership theories can offer much insight, but they are not a substitute for real leadership.  Instead of using terms from various leadership books, use your own words in defining your leadership and your vision.  In this article, the author provides his own one-pager on his concept of leadership – I like it because it is simple and personal.  You will have to go to the article to read his six “bullets”, but I will offer my favourite quote:

“When something important is on the line, people don’t follow five-tiered triangles, four-box matrices, or three concentric circles. They follow real people.”

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