In Praise of the Incompetent Leader (Harvard Business Review)

  • by Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, Peter M. Senge
  • Narrated by Todd Mundt
  • 0 hrs and 28 mins
  • Periodical

Publisher's Summary

Today's top executives are expected to do everything right, from coming up with solutions to unfathomably complex problems to having the charisma and prescience to rally stakeholders around a perfect vision of the future. But no one leader can be all things to all people. It's time to end the myth of the complete leader, say the authors. Those at the top must come to understand their weaknesses as well as their strengths. Only by embracing the ways in which they are incomplete can leaders fill in the gaps in their knowledge with others' skills. The incomplete leader has the confidence and humility to recognize unique talents and perspectives throughout the organization--and to let those qualities shine. From the February 2007 issue of Harvard Business Review.

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-16-2007
  • Publisher: Harvard Business School Publishing