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Thursday, December 01, 2005

Leading Leaders

Harvard Business School Working Knowledge has a review of a new book called, "Leading Leaders: How to Manage Smart, Talented, Rich, and Powerful People," by Jeswald W. Salacuse.

Leading Leaders tackles the topic: how to drive change when you lack compelling authority over other leaders.

The key issue?

"...many of the people you are supposed to lead are smarter, more talented, richer, or more powerful than you are. . . . Many of the people you lead, whether you like it or not, are themselves leaders.”

Salacuse's solution is to break the challenge down into “seven daily tasks,” each of which merits a chapter in this book:

  1. Negotiate the vision
  2. Make stars a team
  3. Settle leadership conflicts
  4. Teach the educated
  5. Motivate other leaders
  6. Lead outside the organization
  7. Create trust and capitalize on your leadership

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