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  • By: Warren Bennis & Rob Asghar
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Fortune favors the bold, Machiavelli argued. But the study of leadership appears to demonstrate that, even more, fortune favors the optimistic. Indeed, an unwarranted optimism about the future is a trait seen over and over in the best leaders from any ...

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