What are the main characteristics of effective leadership? How can we understand leadership today?
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Chapter 18: Expert Leadership and Generalist Leadership
Expert Leadership and Generalist Leadership
What are the issues along the continuum of generalist to expert or focused leadership? Generalist leaders are concerned with the act and process of leadership, and apply their leadership talents to a wide variety of organizational and business contexts. They are leaders first. The situation in which they are leading comes second. [Page 81]Expert leaders, on the other hand, rise to the top of their specialist profession (e.g. academics, engineers, artists) and gain leadership status through their unique, specific focus, knowledge and expertise, ...