Iconic biography (IB) and its impact on the pursuit of excellence

Ian Wilson (Wilson Garwood Ltd., UK)

International Journal of Leadership in Public Services

ISSN: 1747-9886

Publication date: 19 August 2009

Abstract

The new concept ‘iconic biography’ (IB) is explained. Its impact on managers who aspire to lead their organisations to outstanding performance is described using contrasting examples from the public sector. The relationship between a leader's IB and their ability to influence organisational ethos and culture is also described with survey evidence as to the impact on staff attitudes and morale.

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Wilson, I. (2009), "Iconic biography (IB) and its impact on the pursuit of excellence", International Journal of Leadership in Public Services, Vol. 5 No. 2, pp. 28-37. https://doi.org/10.1108/17479886200900015

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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