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What describes a good leader ? position, power or agility or all?
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What is the success quotient of a leader? Power, Position or Agility?
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Results
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Agree Results.
Use of the right mean to get the team at a high level of performance.
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Empowerment and influence.
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A good leader knows when to provide leadershp., when to encourage members of their team to lead, and when to educate those less able to move forward in leadership.
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Complex question and it depends on what your definition of success is. You may achieve results but at what cost? If your team is sacrificed at the cost of results I would not think this is success.

Knowing when to lead and when to manage is a good start. Understanding the difference is vital.
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1 reply by Wade Harshman
Aug 02, 2017 8:01 AM
Wade Harshman
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You are correct, and that should all be taken into consideration. A leader who achieves an objective but destroys his team in the process has probably failed. In business, we might talk about a leader who produced a fancy new widget while driving his company into bankruptcy. The leader lost sight of the big picture and produced poor results.

This assumes we're not talking about WWII movies, where the objective might be more important than the team. Good leaders may have to make tough decisions and assume huge risks. Are there project management equivalents of this?
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Charisma
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Aug 01, 2017 11:57 PM
Replying to Morne Beeslaar
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Complex question and it depends on what your definition of success is. You may achieve results but at what cost? If your team is sacrificed at the cost of results I would not think this is success.

Knowing when to lead and when to manage is a good start. Understanding the difference is vital.
You are correct, and that should all be taken into consideration. A leader who achieves an objective but destroys his team in the process has probably failed. In business, we might talk about a leader who produced a fancy new widget while driving his company into bankruptcy. The leader lost sight of the big picture and produced poor results.

This assumes we're not talking about WWII movies, where the objective might be more important than the team. Good leaders may have to make tough decisions and assume huge risks. Are there project management equivalents of this?
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Agree on results and to me - results from a team who wants to give them. A leader is someone who inspires others to produce those results, to perform their best.
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Agree with Results too
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A leader is someone who creates leaders around him.
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