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Accelerating Leadership Development: Practical Solutions for Building Your Organization's Potential by Jocelyn Bérard

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From Doing to Leading, and Other Leadership Transitions

In the end, it is important to remember that we cannot become what we need to be, by remaining what we are.

—Max DePree

People are not all typically born to be leaders. Well, that is, not unless their family name happens to be the same one that adorns the sign over the company's front door. The vast majority of leaders gain their position when someone above them in the organization decides that they should shift from doing a certain job to working with and leading others to get the work done. The change doesn't come with a special key to a marble and gold-plated washroom, as it does in a memorable episode of The Simpsons, but it does come with a lengthy list of responsibilities and the ...

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