I said that there was no need for a "modern" "theory of leadership." Well, I do believe that. But I did miss a big point. "Old" "command & control leadership" was not the best way to get things done—even in the "old" days. But now it's more: "Command & control leadership," circa 1980, circa (alas) 2007, simply will not work in an age of widespread, global collaboration (wikinomics, crowdsourcing, etc.). So the "people-centric," "engagement-centric," "personal growth-centric," "service-servant based" "models" of leadership are ... not optional!
Before blogging became all the rage, Tom was posting book reviews and Observations (essentially early blog posts) to this site. You can find the archives below.
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