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Maverick* Research: Socially Centered Leadership

Published: 21 September 2012

ID: G00238939

Analyst(s): Debra Logan , Carol Rozwell


Employee engagement and trust are key to company success. We test the hypothesis that "socially centered leadership" will have a positive impact on this and organizational success. (Maverick research deliberately exposes unconventional thinking and may not agree with Gartner's official positions.)

Table Of Contents


  • *Maverick Research
  • The Challenge: How Can We Rebuild Trust and Engagement In Our Institutions?
  • Rebuilding Trust and Engagement With Socially Centered Leadership
    • Maverick Premise 1. Only Socially Centered Leaders Can Build Trust and Engender the Employee Engagement That Is Essential for Sustained Enterprise Success
    • Maverick Premise 2. The Failure of Academic Programs to Produce Socially Centered Leaders Creates a Critical Gap in IT Leaders' Skill Sets

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