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Preparing for Leadership by Deborah Dennis Meola, Donna J. Dennis

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Leadership Style: Fit Your Style to Your Group

If your actions inspire more, do more and become more, you are a leader.

—John Quincy Adams

As leaders, you juggle many roles: You are the leader of a group, but you are also a member of your manager's team; you are a peer to others, sometimes across different geographies, departments, or functions. You may have a role to play with vendors or partners in other companies. Customers have expectations of you and create another role for you to balance. Of course, there are the many roles you play outside of work. When style is the topic, leaders wear many different hats. Consider your home life and the various styles you use with your children. (Even if you don't have children, think back to when ...

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