1. What do you think of the premise they start with: that the “purely directive, top down model of leadership” doesn’t work anymore?
2. What are the
implications of the conversational metaphor for leadership?
3. Explain each of their
four essential attributes (the four I’s) in your own words.
What do you think of them? Are some more essential than
4. Have you seen management
at an organization you’ve been part of attempt any of these
steps? Were they successful?
5. Take a look at the
sidebar entitled The
New Realities of Leadership Communication on pages 80 and
81. How would these make a conversational approach to
leadership more important?
6. What’s the big takeaway
of this article for you?
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