5 Key Differences Between Leadership Behaviors in the Government and Private Sector

Different situations elicit different behaviors.  Factors that impact these situations that we experience come from our structural, social, and personal surroundings. Our environment can have a tremendous impact in how we act, and how our actions impact those around us.  Let’s examine below how the different structures in both the government and private sector impact […]

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