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From Burning Platform to Burning Ambition; How Leaders Sustain Change

October 17, 2013

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"Leadership effectiveness is not a matter of intention; it's a matter of impact. Why do I say that? I've never met the leader who aspires to destroy shareholder value, irritate customers and alienate staff. Yet often the unintended consequence of our leadership is to do just that. The bad news is that in studying leaders who have actually bridged this gap between their noble intentions and their impact, my colleagues and I have found no magic formula to guarantee success. It turns out that leadership transformation is extremely context bound. Every leader's journey is unique. The good news, however, is that there are common threads in the experiences of those who've realized their leadership vision, and achieved a transformation in their organization."

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