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A Self-Leadership Surprise

“Virtually everything our modern culture believes about the type of leadership required to transform our institutions is wrong. It is also dangerous. There is perhaps no more corrosive trend to the health of our organizations than the rise of the celebrity CEO, the rock-star leader whose deepest ambition is first and foremost self-centric.” –Jim Collins

It’s obvious how self-leadership affects how we “lead up” (our bosses) or “lead down” (those reporting to us). But it really came into sharp focus for me nearly 20 years ago when I read one of my all-time top 10 favorite organizational books: the massive best-seller Good To Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap…and Others Don’t by Jim Collins.