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Nurture vs.Nature: Startling New Findings

Saturday, September 26, 2009

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Is our behavior in the face of challenge determined at birth or by our environment? Are leaders born rather than made? My obsession with what makes some ordinary people become extraordinary leaders led to my interviews with dozens of CEOs which Random House published in 2007 and to the Master Class series at Pace. The […]

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Nurture vs. Nature: Startling New Findings

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Comments Off on Nurture vs. Nature: Startling New Findings

Is our behavior in the face of challenge determined at birth or by our environment? Are leaders born rather than made? My obsession with what makes some ordinary people become extraordinary leaders led to my interviews with dozens of CEOs which Random House published in 2007 and to the Master Class series at Pace. The […]

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH

How Ordinary People Become
Extraordinary Leaders

by Stephen H. Baum (Random House)

Most leaders of American companies started out as ordinary people. What prepared them for the top job?

Countless more ordinary people of equal talent never developed the leadership core required to run the show. Why not?

"Lessons for life about the core leadership traits of character, risk taking decisiveness and the ability to engage and inspire followers."
--Jim Clifton, CEO, The Gallup Organization

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