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The Six Mindsets of Leadership

The Six Mindsets of Leadership

One of my favorite movie scenes occurs in The Paper Chase. Professor Kingsfield (played excellently by John Housman) is addressing his first-year students at Harvard Law School. He tells them: “You came here with a mindful of mush, and if you survive you will leave here thinking like a lawyer.” I would love to give a similar speech in my leadership classes: “You came here with a mindful of mush, and if you survive, you will leave here thinking like…

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A New Definition of Leadership

A New Definition of Leadership

During a visit to San Francisco many years ago I noticed several banners advertising a university’s entrepreneurship program hanging from downtown lampposts. The tagline on the banners said: “The world needs a new definition of entrepreneurship.” As I read those banners, this thought occurred to me: “I think the world also needs a new definition of leadership.” A common definition of leadership that I often hear is that leadership is influence. While I don’t think that definition is wrong, I…

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