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CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP STYLE AND THE GLOBAL RECESSION

Corporate leadership styles have changed since the onset of the global recession. Leaders have had to soften their styles. Why and how this happens, is explained.

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CHANGES IN LEADERSHIP STYLE RESULTING FROM THE GLOBAL RECESSION
The rise of a softer, gentler leader is a result of both the pressures brought to bear by the global economic environment of competition and the predisposition of the leader. The MBTI or Myers Briggs Type Indicator identifies and isolates the personality characteristics of individuals. The personality types of leaders vary, but the point is that there are default traits, where in the absence of social pressure one reverts to their natural state. The seemingly new breed of leader as exemplified by Immelt and Obamah, is a combination of nature and nurture, because it is ...

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Corporate and political leaders in the US have changed styles. They are softer and listen more. Why this new style of leadership emerging is because of factors related to their subordinates and factors related to the global recession. These factors are detailed and examined along with the nature versus nurture debate on the predisposition of leadership style.

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