Quick, what comes to mind: What does a leader look like?
This question is prompted by Callie Oettinger’s post at Stevenpressfield.com: Crackpot, Problem Child, Great Fighting Leader. She describes the many images of General George S. Patton. There’s much more to Patton than meets the eye.
Clearly, everyone has a view of what a leader looks like and how they should behave. What about the leaders who are just outside of the expected norms, like Patton? What do you think? Are we holding too tight to specific mental models of what a leader looks like?
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