The Taboos of Leadership by Anthony F. Smith
The 10 Secrets No One Will Tell You About Leaders and What They Really Think

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Most leaders who make it to the top possess characteristics that are all too human: they have politically incorrect attitudes, are conflicted, and play politics to get their way. Written by leading management consultant Anthony F. Smith, The Taboos of Leadership reveals the rarely discussed realities of leadership-the secrets that leaders just cannot admit to publicly for fear of losing power, self-respect, or even their jobs. This revelatory book will help both leaders and followers achieve real understanding and co-create a two-way street culture of openness, trust, and improved performance in their organizations. The Taboos of Leadership discloses ten guarded secrets that leaders can't discuss, even with their closest constituents, including: charisma shouldn't make a difference ...but it does; women make better leaders ...when that's what they really want to do; blatant self-interest is dangerous followers, not leaders; thou shalt not play favorites with friends and family ...except when it makes a lot of sense; and more.

About Anthony F. Smith

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Anthony F. Smith is co-founder and a managing director of Leadership Research Institute, recognized as one of the leading management consulting firms specializing in leadership development and assessment. An active writer and researcher whose articles have appeared in numerous publications, Smith was a contributor to the books The Leader of the Future and The Organization of the Future (from Jossey-Bass).
Published April 20, 2007 by Jossey-Bass. 192 pages
Genres: Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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