Home Reading. Reframing Organizations. Artistry, Choice and Leadership
|3.||What do we know about good leadership?|
|4.||One best way|
|6.||Leadership models and secular faiths|
1.Leadership is universally offered as a panacea for almost any social problem. Around the world, middle managers say their enterprises would thrive if only senior managers provided “real leadership.” A widely accepted canon holds that leadership is a very good thing that we need more of – at least, more of the right kind.
2.Leadership is thus a subtle process of mutual influence fusing thought, feeling, and action to produce cooperative effort in the service of purposes and values of both the leader and the led. Singleframe managers are unlikely to understand and attend to the intricacies of a holistic process.
3.Perhaps the two most widely accepted propositions about leadership are that all good leaders must have the “right stuff” – qualities like vision, strength, and commitment that are essential to leadership – and that good leadership is situational – what works in one setting will not work in another.
4.Effective leaders help establish a vision, set standards for performance, and create focus and direction for collective efforts. Good leaders care deeply about whatever their organisation or group does. They believe that nothing in life is more important than doing that work well.…