In Chapter Two we discussed some of the organizational factors influencing leadership, as well as common perspectives and views of it. Whether those views come from your surrounding culture, your organization, or some other source, they can affect the way you see yourself as a leader and your expectations of what leaders do. In this chapter, we examine vision, a key part of discovering the leader in you. Indeed, if you cannot articulate a clear and compelling vision for leadership, your risk of drift is higher, and you may be less able to escape it. Think about it: How can you effectively chart a course out of drift if you don't have a clear view (that is, a vision) of where you want to go?

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