Be a Visionary Leader

  • Edda Weimann
  • Peter Weimann



  • How can you become a visionary leader?

  • How can you avoid frequent leadership errors?

  • How can you motivate your colleagues and co-workers?

  • How do you prevent identity crises for yourself and your subordinates?

This chapter outlines the key characteristics of a good leader. It depicts leadership styles and describes methods of leadership, empathy, authenticity and anticipation. To understand how you can motivate your co-workers, Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and other motivational theories are explained. The term ‘noetive dissonance’ is described, as are measures to avoid it. The hassles of the first 100 days in a new workplace are outlined as well as how burn-out syndrome can be detected and avoided.


Staff Member Emotional Exhaustion Leadership Style Extrinsic Motivation Meaningful Work 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Edda Weimann
    • 1
    • 2
  • Peter Weimann
    • 1
    • 3
  1. 1.Commerce Faculty Department of Information SystemsUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  2. 2.Groote Schuur Hospital Academic HospitalUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  3. 3.Beuth UniversityBerlinGermany

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