Aiming for the sky and having an abundance of self-belief seem like good things, but they can actually make it harder for companies to succeed, writes Margaret Heffernan. Real strategies, not feel-good posturing, are the keys to successful leadership, she writes. "When the cheerleading doesn't work and the goals prove elusive ... the company risks being left with a management team that is confused, disheartened and demoralized," Heffernan writes.

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