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THE TRADITION AND FUTURE OF THE CONCEPT THAT EVERYONE LEADS

As mentioned and reinforced in previous chapters, our conviction that everyone leads is about the idea that leadership represents actions that many people can take, not positions that only a few people can hold. Leadership is about taking personal and social responsibility for working with others on common goals, and about practicing the values that engage those you lead to work effectively with you and others. Public Allies evolved both this definition of leadership and our leadership-development model from our own organic practice, which has included many lessons learned the hard way over the past nineteen years. Nevertheless, our definition is not necessarily new. My own studies ...

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