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Comments Welcomed Aug. 22, 2007 Negotiations, Organizations and Markets Research Papers Harvard NOM Research Paper No. 06-10 Barbados Group Working Paper No. 06-02 A New Model of Leadership ALLAN L. SCHERR ALS Consulting [email protected] MICHAEL C. JENSEN Jessie Isidor Straus Professor Emeritus, Harvard Business School [email protected] Senior Advisor, The Monitor Group Fair Use: You may redistribute this document freely, but please do not post the electronic file on the web. We welcome web links to this document at: http://papers.ssrn.com/abstract= 920623 . We revise our papers regularly, and providing a link to this original URL ensures that readers will receive the most recent version. Thank you, Allan L. Scherr and Michael C. Jensen
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Comments Welcomed Aug. 22, 2007 A NEW MODEL OF LEADERSHIP Allan L. Scherr ALS Consulting [email protected] Michael C. Jensen Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration Emeritus Senior Advisor, The Monitor Group [email protected] Abstract In this paper we provide a new definition of leadership that gives organizations and individuals access to new power, performance and accomplishment. In our model leadership consists of four critical elements: The creation of a vision for the future that represents a significant departure from the past, one that requires breakthroughs for its realization. The creation of a system that facilitates enrollment into and elicits voluntary commitment to the vision by the critical mass of people required to discover and implement the breakthroughs required for realization of the vision. The creation of a system that ensures both the timely identification of breakdowns (and the dissemination of information about them) that, if unresolved, would prevent the successful realization of the vision. The creation of a system for managing breakdowns that causes people to voluntarily recommit to the vision and maintain these commitments through to the implementation of the breakthroughs required for the realization of the vision. We give examples and summarize evidence illustrating our principles and their productivity, and provide advice for putting these principles into action. © Copyright 2007. Allan Scherr, Michael C. Jensen. All rights reserved
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Allan Scherr, Michael Jensen Aug. 22, 2007 Comments Welcomed 1 A NEW MODEL OF LEADERSHIP * Allan L. Scherr ALS Consulting [email protected] Michael C. Jensen Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration Emeritus, Harvard Business School Senior Advisor, The Monitor Group [email protected] Aug 22, 2007 I. LEADERSHIP AND LEADERS A. The Literature on Leadership There is an extremely large and continuously growing literature on leaders and leadership. Bass’s Handbook of Leadership (Bass (1981)) references over 4,500 studies of leadership as of the 1981 date of that book, and Rost (1993, p. 46) reviewed over 312 books and chapters on the topic produced in the 1980-89 interval alone (his book contains 25 pages of references), and the rate of output has surely increased in the interim. Indeed,
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