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Only Five Ways To Lead. Authors: Charles Farkas & Philippe De Backer. Directors at Bain & Co. 2 Years and interviewed 161 top executives on six continents. Result: 5 Distinct Leadership Styles … means of getting results.

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Only five ways to lead

Only Five Ways To Lead ...

  • Authors: Charles Farkas & Philippe De Backer.

  • Directors at Bain & Co.

  • 2 Years and interviewed 161 top executives on six continents.

  • Result: 5 Distinct Leadership Styles … means of getting results.

  • Most CEO’s use all of the approaches but focus on a couple of traits as primary.


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  • Five Distinct Leadership Styles

    • Strategic Approach

    • Human Assets Approach

    • Expertise Approach

    • Box Approach

    • Change Approach


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  • Five Distinct Leadership Styles

    • Strategic Approach - CEO acts as the company’s top strategist (20%).

    • Human Assets Approach - CEO manages for success through policies, programs and principles (30%)

    • Expertise Approach - CEO possess a specific proprietary expertise, to focus the organization.


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  • Five Distinct Leadership Styles

    • Box Approach - CEO establishes a set of rules, systems, and procedures; a well defined control environment.

    • Change Approach - CEO acts as a change agent; creating new and different methods (18%).


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  • Gillette and Digital Equipment Corp.

    • Human Assets Approach vs. Expertise

    • Gillette: People mangers … stressed global work force.

    • Digital: driven by technology and engineers.

    • Digital: Now attempting the change approach to rescue the company


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