Breaking through rational leadership

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Date: Jan. 1990
From: Training & Development Journal(Vol. 44, Issue 1)
Publisher: Association for Talent Development (ATD)
Document Type: Article
Length: 2,169 words

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Managers who resort to leading by logic alone often find they are unable to effectively motivate, listen to, and inspire their employees. Rationality is a virtue of managing rather than leading. Humanistic training is necessary to synthesize a logical approach to business with a personal approach to leadership through influence and inspiration. The example of humanistic training adopted by a utility shows the value of integrating humanistic training into executive development programs to provide feedback on behavior and to allow managers to confront issues of authority, competition, teamwork, and human interaction.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A8100980