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Abraham Zaleznik
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Abraham Zaleznik

Abraham Zaleznik is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School.

A Leadership State of Mind

Leadership cannot be taught. But would-be leaders can develop a state of mind that enhances leadership capacities. The particular state of mind that interests me is "psychological mindfuless," which begins with the capacity to listen and deepen one's understanding of another person's point of view. The impulse to argue is contrary to the state of mind that encourages listening.

By Abraham Zaleznik

 |  April 21, 2009; 6:10 AM ET
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