Debunking myths about soft leadership and exploring it to achieve organizational excellence and effectiveness

  • M.S. Rao
  • Industrial and Commercial Training, September 2016, Emerald
  • DOI: 10.1108/ict-09-2015-0063

What is it about?

The purpose of this paper is to debunk myths about soft leadership. It distinguishes soft leadership from other leadership styles.

Why is it important?

It defines and explains soft leadership with four OB models. It unfolds that it is the age of partnership, not followership. It unveils that employees prefer to work in an egalitarian set up. They appreciate leaders with an integrative, participative, collaborative, and relationship-oriented leadership mindset.


Professor M. S. Rao
MSR Leadership Consultants India

It calls for companies exploring this new leadership perspective to achieve organizational excellence and effectiveness; and countries to achieve peace and prosperity. Soft leadership is getting great response globally. Most of my research papers are widely read.

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