People-Focused Leadership

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The following is a short book preview of Leadership is Half the Story (and people-focused leadership) contributed by the Ohio State University Leadership Center.

Leadership is Half the Story: A Fresh Look at Followership, Leadership, and Collaboration
Marc Hurwitz & Samantha Hurwitz, Toronto, ON, Canada: Rotman-UTP Publishing (2015)

“In today’s collaborative teams, it’s not always the manager taking on the leadership role; sometimes it’s another team member. The key is that leadership, regardless of who is doing it, is shifting more toward focusing on people than process.

In an environment where everyone can take on the leadership role, leaders don’t dangle carrots and prod with sticks. Leaders don’t delegate. Leaders don’t get involved in assigning work or choosing people for teams. The role is not so much to evaluate, rate, rank, review, differentiate, and recommend for promotion. Rather, the leadership job is to coach, chart the path, clear the path, and help people have awesome experiences in the process. It involves a lot of communicating, a lot of emphasis on goals, being clear on priorities, erring to ‘yes,’ and attention to the people side of things. It means taking personal responsibility for continually advancing your people skills (p. 36).”

Leadership is Half the Story is available from the OSU Leadership Center.

Learn how the Ohio State University Leadership Center is inspiring others to take a leadership role that empowers the world at the OSU Leadership Center website.

Jim Canterucci

I don't know everything. But I want to. The focus of our firm, Transition Management Advisors, is to develop leadership capabilities to create a championship culture, generate innovation, and successfully lead the resulting changes.

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