NO MATTER WHAT YOU ARE DOING TODAY, chances are that you are facing some kind of do-it-yourself transition. That means you are not only responsible for your own development (as we all are) but also need to know when it’s time to start stepping up to leadership even if there’s no new assignment on the horizon. If you don’t create new opportunities even within the confines of your current job, the next assignment, promotion, or career stage may never come your way.
Where do you begin? Probably the most important lesson in this book is that the only way to become a leader is to act like one. Action—changing how you do your job, how you build and use your network, and how you express yourself—gives you outsight, ...

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