“The privileged role of leadership” – some quotes from Herminia Ibarra

On the dangers of the navel-gazing leader:

Whatever happened to teaching students to analyse the complex social systems in which they will live and work? Or teaching them how they can intervene to change them — which some might define as the privileged role of leadership?

And this, which I think is particularly important these days:

Making a leap from a lifetime of expert contributions and hands- on control to the more subtle processes of thinking strategically, working through networks, and leading more authentically is not a one- shot deal, and it does not happen overnight. The transition is built from small changes, is less than linear, and is distinctly uncomfortable.

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