Michael came out of the meeting with Lynda shaking his head. “Maybe it’s just a silo thing,” he thought, figuring that Linda and her department were being overprotective and unwilling to communicate openly with other departments. Deep down, though, he knew the truth: there had always been tension between himself and Lynda. Even though they both believed they had enough leadership skills to reach being C-level executives (although Michael secretly thought Linda was a bit of a B), working together was becoming increasingly difficult.
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When we think of Leadership and Leadership Development, it is rare to think of a leader as a hero, particularly, in contemporary times.
Unfortunately, the leaders we see are often the anti-hero; men and women who lack the real characteristics–and character–that our world so desperately needs.
While it’s easy to be an anti-hero, becoming a true hero is a more challenging path.