By Warren Bennis
Within the background of the fashionable corporation, would-be leaders have frequently been seduced through the quick-fix, counterfeit part of administration so one can retailer face or make momentary earnings. much more usually, world-weary "plantation" managers are usually visible sipping lemonade at the verandah in their palatial workplaces whereas the employees within the box live to tell the tale slave wages. during this insightful social and company statement, Shelton applies the crafty heritage of vintage literature to distinction perfect management with modern hucksters who're seduced through their very own public kin campaigns and who plow through fraud and deception to govern their fans. He invitations readers to work out past the shams and turn into real leaders themselves.
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Imitation. As counterfeit leadership takes hold, we see less innovation and more imitationmore attempts to be like something or somebody else. Incapacitation. A tragic consequence of counterfeit leadership is the incapacitation of people and organizations. People may actually lose capacities once considered strengths. As we regress along the counterfeit continuum, we may try to cover up tell-tale signsthe nicotine stain on the index finger, as the Music Man, Harold Hill, himself a huckster, was telling the town of River City.
Counterfeit Continuum Counterfeiting is most often about subtleties, gray areas, whispers, shadows, nuances, and noise. And because of duality in people, differences can be hard to detect. We are all composites, not 100 percent counterfeit or authentic. We are both originals and copiesnurtured from seed and made from scratch in some areas, and influenced by imitation, comparison, or competition in others. Having elements of both counterfeit and authentic, we are somewhere on the continuumfrom saint to serial killer.
But after an encounter or two, we ought to spot a trend, have the eyes to see certain signs, certain things coming, before we experience them. However, our very goodness, at times, makes us open and trusting, vulnerable to deceit and treachery. So even as adults in the business world of buy and sell, we may mistake coins and currency, credentials and character; we may fail to reward the legitimate and then learn to live with sham, fraud, forgery, deceit; with fakes, impostors, impressionists, impersonators, and third-generation copies of genuine and original folks and works.
Beyond Counterfeit Leadership: How You Can Become a More Authentic Leader by Warren Bennis