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Friday, March 19

Leadership and the Core Group

Valuable bit of wisdom:
. . . we can confer legitimacy on anyone but ourselves. Indeed, what people conventionally call leadership is, at bottom, the ability to get others to confer legitimacy on us--and thus to get others to put us in the core group.
[Source: Art Kleiner, "Are You In with The In Crowd?," Harvard Business Review (July 2003), p. 89.]

I admit that posts from HBR on successive days makes me a tool. I apologize, but it is just a rare treat to find something interesting while researching an uninteresting paper.

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