Discovering and Developing Great Leaders: An Art or a Science?

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Art vs. Science

Evaluating leadership is not an exact science. In fact, some would say leadership is more of an art than a science. In art (and trust me when I say I’m no art expert…) beauty and masterful works are often in the eye of the beholder.

This implies that there are so many variables when it comes to defining art as great art.

Science however, aims to eliminate the variables in an effort to bring concrete realities to a subjective world.

Collision of Art and Science

A major leadership challenge today to discovering or developing leaders is the collision of art and science.

So what defines a great leader? How about a not so great leader?

We convey the art (subjective) aspect of leadership when we express our views of what a great leader or not so great leader looks like to us. However in the “real world” we…

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