The journey is difficult. It demands more of you than initiative and ambition, for the 3 Imperatives will inevitably call on you to act and speak in ways that may initially seem counterintuitive or out of character. You will need at times to cut against the grain of your own inclinations and even the expectations of others. Few people become effective managers by simply following their gut.

Thus, you will need not just self-awareness but self-control, personal discipline, determination, and resilience.

Constantly evaluating yourself and seeking feedback will open you to inevitable pain and risk. You will probably hear and discover things about yourself that differ from your cherished self-perceptions. You'll discover you're not always ...

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