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Achieving High Performance by Pippa Bourne, Michael Bourne

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Moving into Leadership

A leader has the personal characteristics that make people want to follow them, the ability to create and communicate a purpose, and the personal touch to deal with people. To be a leader, you must want to become a leader and be committed to learning and practicing leadership skills.

Making a great leader

To be a great leader, you don’t necessarily have to be a good organizer, but you must ensure that work is capably organized and managed. You don’t have to be a great strategist, but you must ensure that strategy is developed, delivered, and communicated. You don’t have to be a brilliant decision-maker, but you must ensure that tough decisions are taken at the right time and implemented sympathetically. The first lesson ...

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