How business leaders can follow Martin Luther King's example

Civil rights leader's qualities can translate to success in all ventures

By Mostafa Sayyadi, Michael J. Provitera and Holly Latty-Mann

The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s brand of authentic leadership was disruptive. Disruptive leaders bring joy, hope and a positive attitude to their companies and nations due primarily to their ability to engender greater trust and engagement. More importantly, they are not afraid to challenge the status quo or shake up long-held traditions in order to meet their mission or reach a noble cause.

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