Leadership Dilemmas

Leadership is a magical word. We speak of leadership in virtually every context - sports, politics, military, business, research, and schools. To most individuals leadership is a positive assessment of an individual or group behavior. To many it is the key to success. Yet, even with all its positive connotations, leadership is difficult, situational, and a balancing art. Seven basic dilemmas of leadership and one general one are reviewed in the attached power point, to give you a sense of the key issues that must be negotiated to be an effective leader.

Suggested Readings

March, J. G. and Weil, T. (2005). On Leadership. Oxford, England: Blackwell Publishing.

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