There is a glut of content out there on "leadership mojo" but what are the core values successful leaders should have?

The following article by Mark Busse was published in the Jan/Feb 2013 issue of Design Edge Magazine.

The roles authenticity, humility and purpose play when leading a design team.

If I read another management article lauding the virtues of vision, passion, inspiration, or any other platitudes to explain leadership mojo, I just might yank out my own teeth.

Until someone can instruct me in practical ways how to be more passionate or inspirational, this just isn’t useful information for me or my business. But the question of what defines a good design studio leader is worthy of consideration and I’ve been developing a theory about three key traits common among effective leaders: authenticity, humility, and purpose.

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