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In general, leadership theory isn’t worth the paper it’s written on

Catholic education books on a shelf
Volumes of text advising us what we should do

 

In general, leadership theory isn’t worth the paper it’s written on.

Why?

You do the math. How many leadership books have we read in our lifetime? How many seminars, blogs, articles?

Then why do we still yearn for more?

What then? Seriously, what should we do next?

This is really the hard work of leadership, isn’t it? Figuring it out for ourselves, past the theory. You know, what works for us, right here, right now.

And to remember to start with the leader we see in our mirror.

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