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Coaching for Leadership: Writings on Leadership from the World's Greatest Coaches, 3rd Edition by Sarah McArthur, Laurence Lyons, Marshall Goldsmith

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CHAPTER SIX

THE ACCOMPLISHED LEADER1

By Laurence S. Lyons

Personal success merely brings achievement. Helping others succeed confers genuine accomplishment. Passion for “success through others”—the common aspiration of the consultant, counselor, and coach—is a source of synergy and a hallmark of leadership.

Only an accomplished leader leaves a social legacy. Having “made his mark” on the organization, he leaves behind talented people who will in turn make their mark into the future. For this to come about, the accomplished leader will have made time to pass on learning to others.

This idea was taught by Dick Beckhard whose motto—“we have a duty to pass on our learning”—was a deep source of inspiration for this book. The practice of leadership ...

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