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What makes a leader?

At the Institute we’ve been talking a lot lately about what makes a leader great.  In early June around 50 of our Melbourne alumni got together with John Matthews and Chip McFarlane to discuss the “journey to the heart of the leader”.  There was a lot of discussion, enthusiasm and inspiration generated…

The French word for heart is ‘coeur’, from which comes ‘courage’, which is associated with the heart.  For example, someone who is ‘lion-hearted’ is considered to be very courageous.  A true leader must have the courage to navigate the tension between the paradoxical demands of making the hard decisions and maintaining compassion for their people and in their communications. (more…)

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