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When Leadership is an Organizational Trait

James O’Toole and Bruce Pasternack recently surveyed leaders at five different levels in one large, global, high-tech company to collect data on the effectiveness of twelve categories of enabling systems that leaders use to affect behavior.

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Our Federalist Future: The Leadership Imperative

James O’Toole and Warren Bennis ask “Are large organizations inherently superior because they possess greater resources to protect the interests of their constituencies against the vagaries of powerful external forces, or are small-scale organizations superior because they are more sensitive to their constituents’, needs (and more adaptable to changing conditions)?”

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Do Good, Do Well: The Business Enterprise Trust Awards

This piece by James O’Toole explores both the validity of the Business Enterprise Trust’s efforts to reward business “virtue,” and the arguments of those who claim that doing good is bad business.

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