chapter  IV
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The Essentials of Leadership

I H A V E tried to show you certain changes which are creeping in to our thinking on business management. As I have said in the more progressively managed businesses an order was no longer an arbitrary command but-the law of the situation. A week ago I defined authority as something which could not really be conferred on someone, but as a power which inhered in the job. Now I want to show the difference between the theory of leadership long accepted and a conception which is being forced on our attention by the way in which business is today conducted.