Why classic leadership teaching doesn't work

IMD Professor Jack Denfeld Wood argues that many business school leadership classes make the mistake of developing the skill to talk about leading, rather than actually exercising it.

Leadership is an essential element—perhaps the essential element—of effective management. Exercising leadership responsibly requires more than just providing a vision, communicating it effectively, mobilising others to follow, guiding the collective progress and being aware of the obstacles in your path. It also requires deep awareness of both the conscious rational and unconscious emotional elements in individual and collective behaviour.


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