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Prior success, asset or poison : Leadership failure of Korea’s CEO president, Lee Myung-bak

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  • Prior success, asset or poison
  • Choe, Chang Soo
  • Seoul National University(Graduate School of Public Administration)


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Leadership failure of Korea’s CEO president, Lee Myung-bak

Material Type Articles
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Choe, Chang Soo

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[Seoul]:Seoul National University(Graduate School of Public Administration)

Date 2013-03
Journal Title; Vol./Issue Korean Journal of Policy Studies:vol. 28(no. 1)
Pages 18
Subject Country South Korea(Asia and Pacific)
Language English
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Subject Government and Law < Public Administration
Holding Seoul National University

Abstract

Lee Myung-Bak’s CEO-style leadership made him an unpopular president. This article explores how his leadership style developed and was reinforced throughout his professional career. It examines his professional experiences, identifies key traits of his leadership, and analyzes how they were projected in his policy initiatives. Lee’s leadership traits, developed in the private sector, made his term as mayor of Seoul successful and helped him win the presidency. But these same successes undermined his presidency. Because they led him to cling to his leadership style without modification, he failed to cope with the different environment surrounding the presidency.