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Compromising Leadership and Co-Operative Leadership

Compromising leadership and co-operative leadership

Leaders willing to give a bit and take a bit to get things done will approach things differently to those who look towards new opportunities and concentrate on actively building the alliances to make them possible.

This might not be the most obvious distinction; compromise and co-operation appear to be quite close in meaning, and are not mutually exclusive: compromise could be one of the ways in which collaborative ventures proceed – both sides giving a bit in order to carry on. But we believe it is an important distinction because compromise occurs when people agree to shift their existing positions, while collaboration is when parties create new positions and possibilities by working together.

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