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Leading So People Will Follow by Erika Andersen

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Why Farsightedness Is Important

If you have had the good fortune to have observed or worked with someone like Bonnie in your career, I’ll bet it was a deeply positive and memorable experience. You may want to reflect on that person, or on Bonnie, as I explain more about how farsightedness operates and why it’s important. It will help to make this quality more three-dimensional and meaningful for you as I describe it.

We are drawn to leaders who articulate a possible future in a way that speaks to us and includes us. In the excerpt of the folktale at the beginning of this chapter, the hero uses his clarity of purpose to get him out of a tight spot: by sharing with the little men his quest and the outcome he hopes for, he inspires them to join ...

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