Article Review of Leaderships Is a Conversation

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Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman
Faculty of Accountancy and Management
Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Academic Year 2012
Year 1 Semester 1
UAEL 1023 English for Business

Article Review – Leadership is a Conversation
Tutorial group: Tutorial 1
Tutor: Ms.Ting
Article Review: Leadership is a Conversation
Submission Date: 25 July 2012
Name | ID number| Course |
Melvin Choo Yeh Ming| 1002358| AT|
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Leong Shu Wen| 1105091| AT|

The authors of this article are Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind. It is published in the Harvard Business Review, June 2012. Boris Groysberg is a Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at the Harvard Business School. He currently teaches Managing Human Capital course in the second year elective course of the MBA program and in several Executive Education programs. Michael Slind is a writer, editor, and communication consultant of talk, inc: How Trusted Leaders Use Conversation to Power Their Organization (Harvard Business Review Press, 2012). As the phrase “Leadership is a Conversation” implies, this article focuses on how leaders should communicate with their employees. In the new business world, smart leader engage with employees in a way that is similar to an ordinary person-to-person conversation. These can be easily achievable by using the model of leadership that the authors developed called “organizational conversation”. There are four essential elements to this model; they are intimacy, interactivity, inclusion and intentionality.

The author’s premise in this article is that one-way directive communication is no more effective in today’s business world and that it should be replaced by two – way conversation. They then propose a new model of leadership that they developed which they call “organizational conversation”. The benefits of using “organizational conversation” are...
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