How to Lead Your Peers and Others Who Do Not Report to You

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Pearson Education, Oct 16, 2009 - Business & Economics - 9 pages

This Element is an excerpt from Ultimate Leadership: Winning Execution Strategies for Your Situation (ISBN: 9780131933866) by Russell E. Palmer. Available in print and digital formats.

Beyond the “iron fist”: breakthrough leadership techniques for today’s flatter, more egalitarian organizations.

One of the most challenging organizations to lead is one in which many people in the organization are nominally equal to the top leader. Leaders these days need to persuade all kinds of people up and down their organizations and lead them not by the iron fist or any of the classical leadership approaches.


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About the author (2009)

Russell E. Palmer is Chairman and CEO of The Palmer Group, a corporate investment firm. He served for seven years as Dean of The Wharton School and for ten years as Managing Partner and CEO of Touche Ross and Co. (now Deloitte and Touche), one of the world’s leading accounting and consulting firms. He became CEO of Touche Ross at age 37, the youngest person ever to attain that position in a “Big Eight” firm. Mr. Palmer has served on several New York Stock Exchange boards and has written and lectured extensively. His articles and essays have appeared in BusinessWeek , New York Times, and the Journal of Accountancy.

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