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Leadership If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain

Leadership If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain Hodes’ perspective Leadership: ‘If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain’ Charlotte Housden Hodes Solutions Consulting n July 2006 The Economist presented an then we believe it is mostly down to the leader. And, interesting fact: 728 chief executives left their if it’s the fault of the leader, then they must go! Ijobs in the first half of 2006. This was 6.9% more than during the same period in 2005 – a record high This assumption has influenced leadership thinking of 1,322 departures. This has been steadily and leadership development for many years and led decreasing – Cranfield University found that the to the logical flow illustrated in Figure 1 on the average time in role went down from 30 months to opposite page. 18 months between 2002 to 2005. And this has been the way of the world. We are all aware that tenures of leaders and senior Academics, consultants and organisations have managers are becoming shorter, but what drives spent much time, effort and money on trying to this temporary nature of leadership positions? identify the key attributes that make a great leader. There are many and varied reasons, but one of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The International Journal of Leadership in Public Services Emerald Publishing

Leadership If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain

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Emerald Publishing
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1747-9886
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10.1108/17479886200600032
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Hodes’ perspective Leadership: ‘If you want the rainbow, you have to put up with the rain’ Charlotte Housden Hodes Solutions Consulting n July 2006 The Economist presented an then we believe it is mostly down to the leader. And, interesting fact: 728 chief executives left their if it’s the fault of the leader, then they must go! Ijobs in the first half of 2006. This was 6.9% more than during the same period in 2005 – a record high This assumption has influenced leadership thinking of 1,322 departures. This has been steadily and leadership development for many years and led decreasing – Cranfield University found that the to the logical flow illustrated in Figure 1 on the average time in role went down from 30 months to opposite page. 18 months between 2002 to 2005. And this has been the way of the world. We are all aware that tenures of leaders and senior Academics, consultants and organisations have managers are becoming shorter, but what drives spent much time, effort and money on trying to this temporary nature of leadership positions? identify the key attributes that make a great leader. There are many and varied reasons, but one of

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The International Journal of Leadership in Public ServicesEmerald Publishing

Published: Sep 1, 2006

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