The Demise Of The Rational Leader

The idea that successful leaders are rational is a myth. It’s just not true. This notion has been damaging for leaders because it takes people in the wrong direction and suggests that leaders lead functions, not people. In my book, Leadership Material, I emphasise that relationships and behaviour are two sources of success for leaders. There are at least eight other sources. Why is it that being rational doesn’t work? Because behaviour is comprised of at least three aspects – thinking,...

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