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LeadershipNow 140: December 2013 Compilation

Leading Blog

10 Reasons why Managers are Clueless about Leadership by @greatleadership. Be aware in 2014 by @TomAsacker. Leon Festinger, the social psychologist that coined the term “ cognitive dissonance ” in 1957, makes this observation. Wisdom For Your Future Self by Karin Hurt. 7 Characteristics of a Good Leader by @RobertCordray.

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With New York Schools Appointment, Bloomberg Did it His Way

Harvard Business Review

Black has no management experience in education — her entire career has been spent in magazine publishing — and her contact with the public school system in New York has been very limited. The contretemps over this appointment brings to mind three classic management issues, and research about them that is too often ignored.