Leading Quietly

An Unorthodox Guide to Doing the Right Thing
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Every profession and walk of life has its great figures, leaders and heroes, people who are exalted for their achievements and treated as role models. Yet, in day-to-day life, we often find that the most effective leaders are rarely public heroes; they maintain a low profile, yet they do what is right (for themselves and their organizations) inconspicuously and without casualties. These are the "quiet leaders" Joseph L. Badaracco, Jr. studies and celebrates in his book. Through four years of research, Badaracco identifies a set of common guidelines all quiet leaders follow, and notes how the seemingly small steps these leaders take often result in the biggest, most successful actions of an organization.

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