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In Praise of the Incomplete Leader Activity: Utilize Your Team Member’s Strengths & Grow Strong Leaders

…the sooner leaders stop trying to be all things to all people, the better off their organizations will be.

– Deborah Ancona, Thomas W. Malone, Wanda J. Orlikowski, and Peter M. Senge

 READ the provided article. (~15 min)


Using the provided PDF Summary & Worksheet, have your leaders reflect and identify the top two capabilities they are strongest in out of the four:

  1. Sensemaking
  2. Relating
  3. Visioning
  4. Inventing

Discuss with your leaders about how better understanding each person’s strengths can create more distributed and inclusive leadership practices.

Identify three behaviors or habits you can do as a team to make sure you lead in ways that use everyone’s strengths and distributes leadership to every member on the team.

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