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Leadership Today: An Inward Journey Is leadership born or bred? (2012)

Shellie Karabel

"Challenges of managing today's employees"

Professor of Leadership Development Manfred Kets de Vries and Professor of Organisational Behaviour Michael Jarrett comment on the challenges faced when managing employees today.

INSEAD Knowledge, 2012

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