Something about leading is important, motivating, or valuable to you, or you wouldn't be reading this book. Motivators are powerful forces. They compel you to action. Values are standards or principles that guide your beliefs, decisions, and actions. We believe that being aware of your motivations and values strengthens you as a leader and helps you clarify why you want to lead or why you are experiencing drift. This awareness can also help you choose among various types of leadership roles and derive more personal reward from your leadership work. Articulating your own motivations and values and understanding their role in your work as a leader isn't an easy task. Neither is figuring out if your ...

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