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I recently read an article entitled Should Leadership Development be Random? by David Burkus (www.theleaderlab.org). It was about a psychological research project by Alexander Haslam, designed to assess different models for leader selection (essentially, random or chosen). The findings of the experiment enforced the hypothesis that groups with a randomly chosen leader outperformed those with a formally/informally […]
I learned a new word this week: simulacrum. It comes from a Latin word meaning “likeness or similarity” and was first used in English at some point in the 16th Century. Since then it has actually come to represent something that is a poor representation of the original; something that does no justice to the original. Often […]
The above title is a quote from Truett Cathy used by Andy Stanley (@AndyStanley) at a 2012 Chick-fil-A LeaderCast event. It was a live event with an audience of 130,000. The event’s theme was “Choices.” Truett Cathy’s quote is a very simple statement; but the truth of it is often lost in the drive to grow our organizations. We must focus on getting […]