Monthly Archives: September 2015

Act Like a Leader, Think Like a Leader – Herminia Ibarra

‘How can I know who I am until I see what I do?’

Karl Weick, social psychologist

The title of Herminia Ibarra’s new book captures its key message: if you step up and behave like a leader, you will start to think and feel as if you are one. Even if acting like a leader feels uncomfortable and inauthentic at first, in time it will become more natural, part of who you are, the leader you’ve become. In Ibarra’s framework, the acting comes first, the thinking follows. It’s the old adage ‘fake it ‘til you make it’ writ large, and it flips round the more traditional approach, that you need to reflect and cogitate extensively before making actual changes. (more…)

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