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A version of this article appeared in the November 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review. Fire, snowball, mask, movie: How Leaders Spark and Sustain Change What does it take for an ineffective manager to become a highly effective leader? Talk to 50 top CEOs, management consultants, and academics, and you’ll get a different answer from

We have now come to Chapter 7 of the CEO video series, ‘Russian Dolls'. The Russian Dolls metaphor describes a complementary set of journeys that interact with a leader’s personal journey, thereby increasing levels of effectiveness. The first video in the Russian Dolls chapter is retail CEO Chris Beer. Chris explains how

We have now come to Chapter 6 of the CEO video series, ‘Movie’. The Movie metaphor involves processes for increasing self-awareness and reflection that allow leaders to first “edit” their performance, and then “direct” a movie that exemplifies their leadership vision. The first video in our Movie chapter is of Alan