Chris Madden / Leadership isn’t a trick

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Chris Madden’s illustration for Edge magazine for an article that asks the question, “Are leaders born or made?”

Madden exploits the false notion that leadership is a mystical trick practiced by a select few in his illustration depicting one of the biggest management myths of all time.

The article states, “If bosses believe that leaders are born, not made, they are not going to seek out capable people who look or sound different from them. They”ll hire and promote ‘mini-mes’ instead. They won’t recognize the need for cultures to grow, develop and change. Rather, they’ll believe there is only one style or approach to leadership that works – theirs.”

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