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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Leadership Fast-Track by Susan Caba

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Chapter

1

Leadership: The Buck Stops Here

In This Chapter

Discovering traits that make you a leader

Focusing on your values, vision, and mission

Admitting your mistakes and learning from your failures

Leadership isn’t defined by a job title. Instead, leadership is both a process and a characteristic. As a leader, you provide purpose, direction, and motivation for others to achieve a mutual or organizational goal. Just reaching the goal doesn’t make you a good or great leader. It’s ultimately up to others to judge whether you have the character traits—as opposed to the mere authority—to induce them to follow your lead.

As a supervisor or boss, you can rely on your position to get things done. People will follow you because they must, at ...

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