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teaching. This is what makes them so valuable. According to Kotter, most organizations lack the leadership they need, and the shortfall is 200% to 400% up the hierarchy (1999, p.1). There is not a lack of talented, energetic, risk-taking individuals. However, too few of these people are providing the leadership that is increasingly need in business (Kotter, 1999). Instead of nurturing talent, encouraging people to lead, and to learn from mistakes and successes, organizations all too often ignore leadership potential. Researchers have acknowledged the importance and scarcity of leaders. The tactics and techniques of leaders differ from the strictly-managerial approaches. Leaders build trust, create and harvest creativity, deal with resistance without manipulation, and prioritize with business goals and visions in mind. Bibliography References Covey, S. (1989). The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Simon & Schuster, Inc. DePree, M. (1989). Leadership is an Art. New York: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group, Inc. Dilts, R. (1999). Creativity and Leadership: Skills for the future, [Online], p. 1. Available: http://www.scruz.net/~rdilts/Skills.htm . Kotter, J. (1999). What leaders really do. President and Fellows of Harvard College: Simon & Schuster, Inc. Rosen, R. (1996). Leading People. New York: Penguin Books USA Inc. Tichy, N. (1997). The Leadership Engine. New York: HaperCollins Publishers, Inc.