I have written and lectured on the topic of organizational health in a variety of organizations, both for-profit and non-profit. When I survey the audience at one of my LearnShops about statements they’ve heard from co-workers (or said themselves) that represent organizational dysfunction, I get a range of responses. …
Why do you want to be leader?
What is in it for you?
Who do you serve?
What do you feel is the burden of leadership?
Who is the best leader you have ever worked with?
What made her or him the best?
What did you learn from her/him?
Who is the worst leader you worked under?
What made him/her ineffective?
What did you learn from him/her?
Frank Manfre www.frankmanfre.com
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1) That which we know, and we know it.
2) That which we don’t know, but we know we don’t know it.
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