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Can I really be said to be adding value as a leader? 3 questions to ask yourself

IbyIMD+ Published 16 December 2021 in Brain Circuits • 2 min read

In an increasingly competitive world, firms are constantly seeking new ways to grow and remain profitable. We attribute the success of companies (relative to similar firms in the same industry and country) to decisions taken “by the firm” and do so based on the supposition that these are frequently determined by leadership skills.

On the other side of the coin, corporate failures have become tantamount to leadership failures. This all explains why companies spend millions developing their leadership teams, making sure that they select the right individuals to manage the business, and paying high salaries to top executives to ensure that they retain the best talent.

The dominant belief is that there is a significant relationship between CEOs and performance. As such, corporate underperformance and failure…

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