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The dangers of leadership take many forms. Although each organization and culture has its preferred ways to restore equilibrium when someone upsets the balance, we've noticed four basic forms, with countless ingenious variations. When exercising leadership, you risk getting marginalized, diverted, attacked, or seduced. Regardless of the form, however, the point is the same. When people resist adaptive work, their goal is to shut down those who exercise leadership in order to preserve what they have. — Ronald A. Heifetz and Marty Linsky
Heifetz and Linsky name some of the many ways leaders face danger when trying to ask good questions and help an organization face adaptive challenges:
1. Marginalization, which might take these forms:
2. Diversion, which might take these forms:
3. Attack, which might take these forms:
4. Seduction, which might take these forms:
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