Beverly Alimo-Metcalfe

…it important to debunk three major myths about leadership, which block the affirmation of leadership in organizations. One is that leadership behaviour is rare; this we believe is untrue – leadership behaviour is common but often ignored because we adopt inappropriate models, which lead us to fail to recognize leadership behaviour for what it is. Second, many believe that leadership is mainly found at the top of organizations; we believe that is where it is most rarely found because selection and promotion are rarely based on the appropriate definition of leadership behaviour. Third, that leadership is somehow superhuman. This is emphatically not the case – what we are talking about is very ordinary and accessible behaviour.

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