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Leaders can learn to harness “inspirational leadership” to motivate their employees and influence organizational challenges. McKinsey & Company executive Claudio Feser equips you to carry out inspirational leadership by building your knowledge and skills from the ground up. He covers how people learn, how leadership works and what using inspirational influence can do for your organization. To support his four-point “Influence Model,” Feser offers a fictitious case history that follows a CEO as he grows into his role as an inspirational leader. The parable brings to life Feser’s messages about innovation, knowledge and leadership. getAbstract recommends the lessons and the leadership approach to executives, managers and aspiring leaders.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How leaders inspire organizations,
  • What elements make up the Influence Model and contribute to “inspirational leadership,” and
  • How such leadership manifests in action.

About the Author

Claudio Feser is a senior partner at the Zurich office of McKinsey & Company. He leads the McKinsey Academy, which helps organizations develop leaders. He is also the author of Serial Innovators: Firms that Change the World and several journal articles on leadership.



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Some leaders build extraordinary organizations. The example they set inspires enthusiasm and motivation. They build their colleagues’ self-respect and make them reach for higher standards. These “inspirational leaders” influence and galvanize others. For instance, Nelson...

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